December 2005 (Issue 262)

 

COVER STORY

COVER STORY: GERALYN DAWSON
The Bad Luck Wedding Dress leads this author back to historicals and a new series for HQN.

RT STAFF'S 2005 PICKS
Our favorite books of 2005 will delight and surprise you!

   

FEATURES

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR BOOK-A-HOLICS
Find the perfect present in this collection of book-related products.

ALLISON BRENNAN
A Sacramento soccer mom delivers a dark debut.

JANE MILLIONAIRE ARRIVES
2005 American Title winner Janice Lynn gears up for her publishing debut.

SPECIAL SECTION

HOW TO ENHANCE YOUR READING EXPERIENCE

• Tips and tricks for creating a cozy reading space.

• How keeping a journal can add pizzazz to your passion for books.

• Learn the ins and outs of joining a readers' group.

PLUS A book lovers' guide to author signings and why we should support them.

CLUBHOUSE: Author Spotlights and News

Colleen Thompson
This former historical writer blazes her way onto the romantic suspense scene.

Liz Maverick
From sharpening pencils in blue pumps and suits to salmon fishing?

Ally Carter
Card games and the single girl -- a new series from this debut author.

Lou Harry and Eric Pfeffinger
Tips (and tricks) to help hubby lose weight.

Jane Isenberg
Hip-hop music, the war in Iraq and murder: She's got it covered.

E.C. Sheedy
Dark suspense novels and humorous tales keep this author balanced.

FAN FORUM: Reader Columns

Under the Covers
Series Rap Sheet
Book Sleuth
Paperback Roundup
Contests
Travel Spot
Quips and Queries

PROS ON PROSE

FROM GOOD TO SOLD
Shirley Jump on spinning a decent manuscript into gold.

THE HIGH-CONCEPT NOVEL
Agents Kimberly Whalen and Jenny Bent offer tips and examples on creating the kind of stories the publishing world clamors for.

2005 AMERICAN TITLE CONTESTANTS UPDATE
A look at what's happened to our 10 competitors since the contest ended in May.

COMING NEXT MONTH

CHEYENNE MCCRAY'S FORBIDDEN MAGIC
This hot small-press author talks about her mainstream debut that has paranormal fans buzzing.

HARLEQUIN'S 2006 FORECAST
See what this women's fiction publishing giant has in store for readers.

CONVENTION NEWS

In the Spotlight: Readers' Program And Faery Ball

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