January 2009 (Issue 299)

 

COVER STORY

KATHRYN CASKIE
Sinners never looked as good as they do in Caskie's new series about seven very naughty siblings.

2009 BOOK BONANZA
Get the scoop on some blockbuster books from your favorite authors to anticipate in the new year.

 

FEATURES

RECESSION BUYING
How is the economic downturn affecting book buying? Hear what readers have to say and learn why used bookstore owners are optimistic.
RICHARD NORTH PATTERSON
Fellow author Jon Land interviews this former lawyer about oil, money and power -- all part of his new novel, Eclipse.
AMERICAN TITLE V
It's here! Back by popular demand, our contest to find a new writing talent returns for its fifth and final year.

CLUBHOUSE: Author Spotlights and News

Erica Spindler
Takes her female detectives in a new direction.
Raz Steel
An American Title contestant makes his publishing debut with a dark paranormal series.
Sherrill Quinn
How she expanded her short-story idea into a paranormal trilogy.
T. Greenwood
A train trip inspired her emotional novel.
Barbara O'Neal
Uncovers the Lost Recipe for Happiness.
Pirating the Romance
Has Pirates of the Caribbean kicked off a new wave of romances?
(Michelle Beattie, Amanda McCabe, and Kayla Gray)
Meg Cabot
She and Princess Mia write historical.
Gemma Halliday
Series ender.
Simone Elkeles
Three questions for this young adult author.

FAN FORUM: Reader Columns

Under the Covers
Series Rap Sheet
Book Sleuth
Paperback Roundup
Contests and Giveaways

PROS ON PROSE
RECESSION-PROOF YOUR NOVEL
Agent and author Evan Marshall offers tips to get your manuscript sold in this troubling market.
THE FIRST THREE PAGES, #13
Jessica Faust evaluates another paranormal with a promising start.
COMMAS, ANDS AND OHS, OH MY!
Jennifer Madsen hears back from her freelance editor. Is it grammar-challenge time for this aspiring writer?

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