July 2002 (Issue 221)

 

COVER STORY

SERIES FAVORITE SPREADS HER WINGS
Mira Books puts Diana Palmer on the fast track with her hardcover debut.

SPECIAL FEATURE: READERS SOUND OFF!
Booklovers share their PET PEEVES about today's novels.

   

FEATURES

MYSTERY, MAYHEM AND MICHAELS!
Kasey Michaels makes her mystery debut with a fresh, funny plot featuring a Regency sleuth. THE LOW DOWN ON LADY WHISTLEDOWN
We round up the usual suspects, but will her identity finally be revealed in ROMANCING MR. BRIDGERTON?

RECRUITING VIPERS IN PETTICOATS
Gwyneth Atlee exposes a unique Civil war perspective on women who risked life and freedom for their homeland.

SNAPSHOT OF A NY TIMES BESTSELLER'S CAREER
A complete list of Bobbi's titles spanning her illustrious 20-year career.

QUEST FOR SURVIVAL
Search-and-rescue tracker Hannah Nyala's superlative first suspense novel is based on true events.

WHAT'S INTRIGUING AT HARLEQUIN?
Discover what's in store for 2002 at Harlequin's popular Intrigue line.

AUTHOR PROFILES

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT
Stephanie Bond, Kristin Hannah, Carly Phillips, Naomi Rand, Allie Shaw, Sarah Strohmeyer, Kathleen Eagle, Jessica Speart, Annette Blair, Susan Wilson, Kate Huntington, M.J. Rose, Thea Devine, Cheryl Holt, Alice Sebold, Lillian Darcy, Constance Hall, Lisa Jewell, Laura Wright, Emilie Richards, Tracy Sumner, Connie Brockway, Claire Cook, Christina Dodd, Susan Meier, Linda Style

COLUMNS

FAN FORUM
If You Like, You'll Love...
On the Message Boards
Giveaways & Contests
Paperback Round-Up
Book Sleuth
Reader To Reader

COLUMNS
Theme Spotlight
Quips & Queries

PROS ON PROSE

PATH TO PUBLISHING
Disclaimers and lawsuits summarize the latest lesson for new writer, Cindy Cruciger.

MASTER CLASS II - COMMON MISTAKE #7
Losing your voice! Tips from literary agent Patty Steele Perkins on how to stay true to your writer's voice.

STAND UP AND BE ACCOUNTABLE!
Peggy Waide shows readers and writers how to take control of their lives and writing careers!

CONVENTION UPDATE
Peruse the five-day "Schedule at a Glance" and take a gander at the dashing contenders for Mr. Romance 2002.

COMING NEXT MONTH

SUMMER READING AT BALLANTINE
This powerhouse publisher will showcase some of its blockbuster authors including Linda Howard, Julie Garwood and Kristin Hannah.

HOW TO ESCAPE YOUR READING RUT
Ten tips on how to pull yourself out of the doldrums and into some exciting new books.

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