August 2005 (Issue 258)

 

COVER STORY

 

HALEY ELIZABETH GARWOOD
The Queen of Historical Fiction's Woman Warriors Returns.

LEAVING ST. LOUIS
More highlights from our fabulous St. Louis convention, featuring friends, fun and, of course, fiction.

   

FEATURES

MUST LOVE DOGS
Author Claire Cook hits pay dirt--her second novel hits the big screen with a bevy of dazzling stars.

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES
Wisteria Lane may be vacant this summer, but we've got great picks inspired by your favorite homemakers to tide you over.

SUSAN ELIZABETH PHILLIPS
Are you ready for some football? This fan favorite serves up more Chicago Stars high jinks in her latest release, MATCH ME IF YOU CAN.

DAYTONA DREAMIN'
The beach beckons as we start preparations for the 25th anniversary of RT BOOKclub and the annual Booklovers Convention in sunny Florida.

CLUBHOUSE: Author Spotlights and News
Francesca Lia Block
This prolific YA author grows up, as Weetzie Bat rediscovers the magic of life at 40.

Fang Fare
Kerrelyn Sparks vamps it up with humor.

Sugar and Spice
A Persian-Irish debut author and a cynical chick pen flavorful tales of love and life.

Suzanne Forster
Dark danger haunts The Lonely Girls Club.

Airborne Author
Catherine Mann celebrates the flyboys of the Air Force as Men of Honor.

Taxing Times
Mayhem rules in Brian Wiprud's Stuffed.

Without a Trace
Clues lead the way for Florida criminologist and author Elizabeth Becka.

FAN FORUM: Reader Columns

Under the Covers
Paperback Roundup
Giveaways & Contests
Series Rap Sheet
Scribes on Screen
Bookseller Spotlight
Book Sleuth

PROS ON PROSE

THE PATH ENDS HERE
Cindy Cruciger writes her final Path to Publishing column as she gears up for her novel debut in September.

AGENTS' SURVIVAL GUIDE
Hollywood heavyweight Ken Atchity offers advice and tips for a successful career in fiction and film.

INDUSTRY NEWS & NOTES
Some late-breaking news and editors on the move.

COMING NEXT MONTH

BRENDA JOYCE'S EQUESTRIAN ESTATE
This devoted horsewoman gives us an exclusive look at her fabulous new equestrian ranch in Arizona and a peek inside her new book, MASQUERADE.

FALL BOOKS SNEAK PREVIEW
We'll highlight some of the blockbusters and amazing debuts hitting the shelves this autumn.

CONVENTION NEWS
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
An extra play day in Daytona!

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