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Meet the Writers
An Emmy Award-winning writer and producer of such TV hits as The Rockford Files, Wiseguy, and The A-Team, Stephen J. Cannell has also locked up a successful career as a crime novelist with his popular line of Shane Scully detective thrillers. In our interview, Cannell reveals that his ambition to be an author goes back to high school. "I think maybe I thought that writers got girls -- that was before I realized that actors got girls, and writers got the door," he laughs.