January 2004 (Issue 239)

 

COVER STORY

DIANE CHAMBERLAIN
This emotional heavy-hitter delves deep for her newest novel, HER MOTHER'S SHADOW.

PAM BRITTON'S READER MAKEOVER
One of fiction's funniest ladies shows readers how to make the most of their favorite hobby.

   

FEATURES

HARLEQUIN TARGETS WOMEN'S FICTION
While sprucing up its romance program, Harlequin Books embraces women's fiction with a new attitude.

RAINING CAINE
Downpours, demons and djinn are the subjects du jour in a breakout book by rising star Rachel Caine.

A SUBSTANTIAL SEQUEL
Barbara Taylor Bradford surprises readers with a new book that revisits the saga begun in A WOMAN OF SUBSTANCE, EMMA'S SECRET.

BAD DATES CAN BE MURDER
Actress Harley Jane Kozak pens her first romantic-comedy mystery, DATING DEAD MEN.

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Susan Johnson.

CLUBHOUSE: Author Spotlights and News

Kathleen Eschenburg
Breast cancer survivor Eschenburg packs her heroines with a mountain of courage.

Sexing It Up at Berkley
Emma Holly delivers the scoop on her first erotica for Berkley, PERSONAL ASSETS.

Peeping Time
Sabrina Jeffries gets a naughty idea for MARRIED TO THE VISCOUNT.

Sex and the Ton?
Jessica Benson serves up a flawed heroine in her first-person Regency historical.

Dynamic Duos
Two Avon authors team up for hijinks.

Multicultural Spotlight
Three hot novels that cross the divide.

Chick Lit & Romance
Kissing frogs and burning furniture prove anything can happen in chick lit.

FAN FORUM: Reader Columns

Under the Covers
5 Best Books...
Eavesdropping
Paperback Roundup
Giveaways & Contests
Quips & Queries
Bookmarks
Book Sleuth

PROS ON PROSE

STOP SHOOTING YOUR CAREER IN THE FOOT!
Former author and literary agent Alice Orr kicks off a 12-month series for new writers.

Q&A WITH ANN PEACH
How valuable are writing contests for unpublished authors? Popular scribes sound off.

PATH TO PUBLISHING
Cindy Cruciger finds a career opportunity when she least expects it.

MEET THE AGENT
Learn what it takes to get the attention of talent-driven super-agent Ethan Ellenberg.

COMING NEXT MONTH

BEST BETS FOR VALENTINE READING

Cupid is stirring up trouble for romantics in a bevy of holiday books.

EDITORS' SPRING PICKS
Get an advance look at the fresh crop of must-reads set to bloom this spring.

CONVENTION NEWS

A NY Spring Fling in 2004
Kansas City Highlights

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