February 2005 (Issue 252)

 

COVER STORY

HQN ROMANCE FORECAST
HQN authors tout the romance publisher's 2005 lineup.

LOVE GODDESSES
Get a rundown on the ancient women who ruled romance.

   

FEATURES

WITCHY WOMAN
Meet promising new author Kim Harrison and her merry band of witches, vamps, imps and demons.

VALENTINE'S DAY BLUES
Ten reasons why author Rachel Gibson thinks it's better to be single on this sappy holiday.

AMERICAN TITLE: ROUND 3
Our six remaining contestants show us a little plot in their quest to publish the quintessential American Title.

ROSELYNDE REVIVED
After an agonizingly long wait, Roberta Gellis returns to her famed Roselynde Chronicles.

LOST (IN A BOOK) AT SEA
Find out who set sail on Levy Home Entertainment's Get Caught Reading at Sea Mexican cruise.

2004 RT AWARD NOMINEES
The envelope, please! We unveil the contenders in women's fiction, mystery, fantasy and more for the best of 2004.

CLUBHOUSE: Author Spotlights and News

Paula Wall
A humor columnist makes her fiction debut with a rock-solid Southern saga.

Cuban Flair
Political strife and edgy suspense are awash in Barbara Parker's latest.

Spy Girl
Love! Intrigue! History! Great shoes! It's all there in 26-year-old Lauren Willig's debut.

Born to Burn Rubber
Three authors take on the riveting racing world of NASCAR in new novels.

Highway to Heaven
Rest stops on the famed Route 66 inspire Barbara Samuel and Patricia Rice.

Silk Stalkings
Kathryn Caskie explains why her Regency lady's maid is in demand--and juggling three identities. Plus, win her silk gown!

FAN FORUM: Reader Columns

Under the Covers
Series Rap Sheet
Paperback Roundup
Bookstore Spotlight
Book Sleuth
Quips & Queries

PROS ON PROSE

MAKING THE MOST OF MEMORY
Diane Chamberlain shows how to dig up your childhood memories--and replant them in your novel--with a helpful writing exercise.

AGENTS' SURVIVAL GUIDE
Evan Marshall explains how to build a savvy career and get the keys to the kingdom of publishing.

Coming Next Month

WINNER'S LAURELL
Fantasy author Laurell K. Hamilton discusses her thoroughbred career and her penchant for vamping it up.

WAIT-Y READS
We round up the perfect tales for sneaky reading at the doctor's office, the subway, the kid's soccer game...!

CONVENTION NEWS

In the spotlight: Publishers and their Workshop Agenda

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