August 2007 (Issue 282)

 

COVER STORY

BRENDA NOVAK & KAREN ROSE
Romantic suspense authors chat about their new releases and a fun online whodunit game for readers.

FAYE KELLERMAN
She's back with a new publisher and a new murder for the Decker family to unravel.

 

FEATURES

AUTHORS AT THE BEACH
A bevy of your favorite writers shares what they'll be reading this summer.
THE HISTORICAL BOOM
New authors and new ways of telling stories are helping fuel this beloved genre's re-emergence.
HISTORICAL AUTHORS RETURN
Hear from some of your favorites about why they moved to other genres and what's bringing them back.
BOOKSELLERS OF THE YEAR
RT honors two booksellers who've made a difference for their clients and helped to encourage readers.

CLUBHOUSE: Author Spotlights  and News

Harley Jane Kozak
Heather Graham interviews the actress turned author.
Sarah Andrews
An author goes to the end of the earth for her novel.
Matt Ruff
He's renowned in Germany, but can he strike it big in the U.S.?
Trisha R. Thomas
It's all about a good or bad hair day.
Leslie Langtry
Her husband's a security specialist, but her heroine's an assassin.
Maya Rodale
A debut historical from a publishing scion.
Amanda McCabe
This Regency author moves to the Italian Renaissance.

FAN FORUM: Reader Columns

Under the Covers
Series Rap Sheet
Book Sleuth
Paperback Roundup
Travel Spot
Debbie Macomber
Contest
Quips and Queries

PROS ON PROSE

FIX THAT STORY
From breathless car chases to quiet moments, editor Leslie Wainger lays out some pacing guidelines.
WRITING WORKSHOP: LESSON VIII
Author James Scott Bell focuses on HIP -- hook, intensity and prompt -- to keep readers interested.

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