December 2009 (Issue 310)

 

COVER STORY

VALERIE HOFFMAN
Overcoming a disability, this author has created a vampire series that will have you talking.

DO CHEATERS EVER WIN?
And do the romance authors that create these flawed heroes and heroines ever succeed? Plus, Flavia Knightsbridge answers letters from fictional cheaters.

 

 FEATURES

JAMES PATTERSON
The publishing superstar and his editor talk about his young adult novels and why it's crucial to get kids to read.
A SCI-FI CHRISTMAS
Author Isabo Kelly presents this original short story for the holidays.
GIFT GUIDE
Twilight fans? True Blood fanatics? We've got suggestions for readers, writers and those who love them.
A COLBY AGENCY NEW YEAR
An original holiday short story from bestselling author Debra Webb.
LEGENDS OF HISTORICAL ROMANCE
Celebrate the achievements of these great authors who continually give readers the best books year after year.
WALLY LAMB
One of Oprah's favorites celebrates the holidays with a new book.
ILLUSTRATED NOVELS
Take a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Medallion's Masterpiece Collection of illustrated romances by bestselling authors.
INDUSTRY EVENTS
Seems there's always some book-related event going on in New York, and we've got your insider look at some fall shindigs.

CLUBHOUSE: Author Spotlights and News

Joseph Wambaugh
How James Ellroy brought this bestselling novelist back to fiction.
Stephanie Rowe
Her new romance melts the Alaskan ice.
Stephanie Tyler
An author finds familial inspiration for her Navy SEAL trilogy.
Emily Brightwell
Why she feels at home writing old school historical mysteries.
Joanna Challis
Goes gothic with Daphne du Maurier.
Debutante Corner
Meet new authors Susan Heino, Clare Willis, Brad Parks and Alicia Dean.

FAN FORUM: Reader Columns
Tidbits and Gossip
Series Rap Sheet
Book Sleuth
Paperback Roundup

PROS ON PROSE

THE WRITING JOURNEY
Is Jennifer Madsen ready to call it quits?
AN AGENT'S PERSPECTIVE
How word length can present problems for a manuscript.
BOOKS FOR WRITERS
A peek at some of the newer books to help aspiring writers learn their craft.

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