August 2003 (Issue 234)

 

COVER STORY

SHARRON MCCLELLAN
Exclusive interview with this all-time reader favorite on family, pets and her latest hardcover from Mira Books.

SPECIAL FEATURE
Industry Folks Listen Up: Readers Have Spoken!

   

FEATURES

READER SURVEY RESULTS
And a report on the state of the reader.

CURING HEARTACHE, TEXAS-STYLE
Geralyn Dawson returns to a contemporary setting with a hero to die for.

FALL BOOKS ROUNDUP
Readers can enjoy a bevy of surefire hits this autumn.

ARE READERS READING LESS?
The results of our Reader Survey are in. See how reading and buying habits have changed in the last decade.

A CAST OF CHARACTERS
Mary Daheim pays homage to her quirky family in her humorous Bed and Breakfast mystery series.

JOHANNA LINDSEY
Readers can enjoy a bevy of surefire hits this autumn.

CLUBHOUSE: Author Spotlights and News

Heather Lowell
Like mother (Elizabeth!), like daughter.

The Many Names of...
Wendy Corsi Staub

Where Are They Now?
Spotlighting Dorchester's contest winners, Shari Boullion and Jennie Klassel.

Summer Songs & Sizzlers
Hot tunes and even hotter summer reads.

Mystery Blockbusters!
Stephanie Plum goes to Vegas, Virginia Lanier celebrates A BLOODHOUND TO DIE FOR & Tess Gerritsen delivers THE SINNER.

Femme Fatales
Harlequin anthology stars edgy heroines.

Kasey Michaels Returns
Maggie Kelly, Saint Just and Co. wreak havoc at fictional romance conference.

FAN FORUM: Reader Column

Under the Covers
Eavesdropping
Paperback Roundup
Giveaways & Contests
If You Liked...
Romance Title Trivia
Quips & Queries
Reader To Reader
Book Sleuth

PROS ON PROSE

STARTING YOUR NOVEL WITH A BANG
Teresa Medeiros on how to grab readers with opening scenes.

MASTER CLASS III
A RHYME AND REASON
Poet and debut author Nancy Herkness offers poetry techniques to strengthen your fiction.

MASTER CLASS
Ann Peach discusses the joys of writers conventions and how to spot bad advice!

WRITER'S CONTEST
Bestselling Kensington author Lori Foster and Brava search for sizzling new talent.

RESEARCH EXPERTISE
Kristine Hughes tracks the career of 17th-century pirate Captain Kidd.

COMING NEXT MONTH

ROMANCE'S UNSUNG AUTHORS
Who are the most talented authors yet to break into superstardom? Find out from RT's reviewers.

KISSES FROM SMOOCH
Pucker up for Dorchester's lovable new young adult fiction imprint.

CONVENTION UPDATE

In the Spotlight: Editors, Agents & Authors

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