February 2011 issue 324

 

COVER STORY

Darynda Jones
Learn how finaling in a contest changed everything for debut author Darynda Jones, how sign language informs her writing — and what is up

     

FEATURES

Suitor Smackdown
It’s hero vs. hero — think Ranger vs. Joe — as we examine some of the hottest love triangles in fiction and hear from fans about which guy should get the girl.

Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
The popular thriller authors behind the Agent Pendergast series discuss their new series hero, Gideon Crew.

The Original E-book
Some bestselling authors are bypassing New York publishing houses to release their own e-books at Amazon, BN and more. We uncover what’s fueling this new trend and what it takes to succeed.

Path to Publication
Author Colleen Houck recounts how she went from publishing her own books to being the launch title for a new young adult imprint.

PROS ON PROSE 

WRITING WITH THE STARS
It’s down to six as these go-getters compete to wow you — and guest judge literary agent Kristin Nelson — with their back-cover blurbs.

TEEN SCENE

Jana Oliver
This small-press darling hits the big time with The Demon Trapper’s Daughter.

School Sleuth
Author Sean Beaudoin and his protagonist, Dalton Rev, discuss campus crime-solving.

COMING NEXT MONTH

Sabrina Jeffries
Those Hellions of Halstead Hall are back! Read what Jeffries has in store for her hell-raising characters.

The Local Bookstores
Independent bookstores are a great place to find new authors; learn how they’re faring in an online world.

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