April 2009 (Issue 302)

 

COVER STORY

 JUDI MCCOY
Her debut mystery has a mission -- to support animals and entertain dog lovers.

INSPIRING THE MAINSTREAM
Christian books are taking aim at mainstream readers with stories that have universal appeal.

 

FEATURES

CHRISTIAN SUSPENSE
This rising subgenre holds thrills for Christian fiction and mainstream readers who want less gore and more suspense.
TWO QUESTIONS FOR ...
A host of inspirational authors with crossover appeal talk about the genre they love.
ROBYN CARR
Jodi Thomas interviews her fellow romance author about the popular Virgin River saga.
DAYTIME DARLING
Meet General Hospital star Carolyn Hennesy -- actress, trapeze flyer and YA author extraordinaire.
AMERICAN TITLE V
Contestants hope their dialogue wows the judges.

CLUBHOUSE: Author Spotlights and News

Cecelia Ahern
A wunderkind works her magical charms.
Catherine Mann
Get to know her new crop of airman heroes.
Lorie O'Clare
Her move from erotica to romantic suspense.
Mining Your Business
Historical novels set in America's mines shed light on a dirty job.
Buzzworthy and Otherworldly
Meet two up-and-coming authors: Katherine Allred and Jaye Wells
Smart Bitches Book Debut
The popular bloggers have something to say.

FAN FORUM: Reader Columns

Under the Covers
Series Rap Sheet
Book Sleuth
Paperback Roundup

PROS ON PROSE

THE WRITING JOURNEY
Aspiring novelist Jennifer Madsen shares her approach to scene revision.
AGENT'S PERSPECTIVE
Jessica Faust begins her new column on query letters by highlighting a rising star and what she did right.

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