February 2002 (Issue 216)

 

COVER STORY

DEBORAH SMITH
This successful Southern author opens up to RT about the book of her heart and the house of her dreams.

SPECIAL FEATURE
A calendar of treats for the month of love.

   

FEATURES

INDIA EDGHILL
The scoop on how this talented author landed a contract with a major publisher for her first self-published novel.

VALENTINE'S DAY TRIBUTE
Shannon Donnelly reveals Valentine's customs through the ages.

EROTIC SPOTLIGHT
Do steamy novels push your buttons? Explore this forbidden genre and its appeal to women.

DIANE CHAMBERLAIN
An in-depth interview about her latest poignant tale of healers and the lives they touch, titled CYPRESS POINT.

KRISTINE ROLOFSON
This rising star of series romance tells us a thing or two about strong women, quick quips and happy endings.

AUTHOR PROFILES

AUTHOR CAMEOS
Denise Agnew, Jean Barrett, Kate Bridges, Stella Cameron, Colleen Collins, Jo Ann DeLazzari, Sharon De Vita, Dee Henderson, Kathleen Kane, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Kat Martin, Amanda McCabe, Sandra Orr, Barbara Samuel, Maggie Shayne, Susan Wiggs

AUTHOR TALK
Rachel Lee, Kayla Perrin, Christina Sky

COLUMNS

FAN FORUM
Bookstore Spotlight
Quips and Queries
Online Romance
Book Sleuth

PROS ON PROSE

WHAT'S MY LINE QUIZ
Find out which Harlequin series line best suits your writing style!

MASTER CLASS II - LESSON 2: UNLOVABLE CHARACTERS
Kensington editor Kate Duffy critiques character sketches and how great characters spring to life.

PATH TO PUBLISHING: THE POST CONVENTION BLUES
Cindy Cruciger talks about life for an aspiring author after the RT convention.

CONVENTION HIGHLIGHTS

Cover Models, Costumes, Book Fair, Award Winners and more!

COMING NEXT MONTH

MOVE OVER, JESSICA FLETCHER!
We're taking a look at what the hottest amateur sleuths in mystery are up to.

ON OUR COVER

Deborah Smith's ALICE AT HEART cover art: Parrish, Maxfield (1870-1966) "Stars," 1926, oil on board, 35-1/8" x 21-3/4" Private Collection Photo from the archives of Alma Gilbert, Cornish, NH.

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