December 2004 (Issue 250)

 

COVER STORY

NICOLE JORDAN
A chat with the queen of hot historicals on Regency rakes and the women who win their hearts.

TO DIE FOR
An exclusive interview with Linda Howard about her new--and decidedly different--romantic suspense novel.

   

FEATURES

REALITY, REGENCY-STYLE
PBS recreates Jane Austen's era--complete with chamber pots--in a new reality TV series.

AMERICAN TITLE CONTEST: ROUND ONE
Ten contestants, ten first lines... Pick your favorite and vote online!

BEST BOOKS OF 2005
A sneak peek at some of the most anticipated blockbusters for the year ahead.

LARRY KIRSCHBAUM: CELEBRATING 30 YEARS WITH WARNER BOOKS
The chairman and CEO reflects on the exhilarating highs and nerve-racking lows of a long and storied career.

CLUBHOUSE: Author Spotlights and News

Jennifer Sturman
Her debut chick lit mystery blends old-fashioned sleuthing with modern style.

Teenage Wonderland
Here's our roundup of the brightest bunch of YA novels hitting shelves this winter.

Namaste, America
Indian-American novelists are taking the publishing world by monsoon.

Patricia Jones
Friends and family of the late author put their own touch on her final book.

Sister, Sister
Barbara Freethy's latest mystery revisits a sorority house 20 years later.

Developing Woman
Genie Chipps Henderson's novel draws inspiration from photography pioneer Margaret Bourke-White.

FAN FORUM: Reader Columns
Under the Covers
Stocking Stuffers
Holiday Book Roundup
Paperback Roundup
Series Rap Sheet
Eavesdropping
Bookstore Spotlight
Quips & Queries

PROS ON PROSE

WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW
Beth Ciotta reveals how her work on the casino circuit in Atlantic City became material for her new book, Charmed.

ARE YOU A WRITER OR AN AUTHOR?
As Cindy Cruciger waits for her book to hit stores, she asks herself that age-old question.

WRITING ADVICE FINALE
Alice Orr imparts last words of wisdom on "How to Stop Shooting Your Writing Career in the Foot."

BEGINNER'S LUCK OR BEGINNER'S GRIT?
Kristina Cook proves that it's possible to sell that first book. All it takes is hard work and dedication.

COMING NEXT MONTH

SUZANNE BROCKMANN
Fans are zeroing in on this popular author as romance's next Hot Target. Find out why in our next issue.

MR. ROMANCE 2003
Lennell Dunbar sings his way into readers' hearts with an exclusive up-close-and-personal interview.

CONVENTION NEWS

Complete workshop overview and party agenda!

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