December 2005 (Issue 262)
COVER STORY: GERALYN DAWSON
HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR BOOK-A-HOLICS
Find the perfect present in this collection of book-related products.
A Sacramento soccer mom delivers a dark debut.
JANE MILLIONAIRE ARRIVES
2005 American Title winner Janice Lynn gears up for her publishing debut.
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
This former historical writer blazes her way onto the romantic suspense scene.
From sharpening pencils in blue pumps and suits to salmon fishing?
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.
Hip-hop music, the war in Iraq and murder: She's got it covered.
Dark suspense novels and humorous tales keep this author balanced.
FAN FORUM: Reader Columns
Under the Covers
Series Rap Sheet
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.
In the Spotlight: Readers' Program And Faery Ball