July 2009 (Issue 305)

 

COVER STORY

ALLISON BRENNAN
Fellow author Brenda Novak dishes about her friend, one of today's hottest suspense authors.

"MORGUE" THAN THEY BARGAINED FOR
Allison Brennan recounts a research adventure with cohort Brenda Novak at a California morgue.

 

FEATURES

CELEBRITY READING
Learn what the stars are reading this summer, discover who got caught reading what and which authors have celebrity fans.
STEVE MARTINI
Suspense author Lori Andrews talks to Martini about his new book, his ongoing hero and how he made some lawyers cry.
SOOKIE STACKHOUSE: HBO EXCLUSIVE
A sneak peek at season two of the popular HBO series True Blood, based on Charlaine Harris' vampire series. Also, exclusive interviews with Sookie portrayer Anna Paquin, executive producer Alan Ball and Harris herself.
CARLA NEGGERS
From writing in a tree to hitting the bestseller lists, this popular romantic suspense author puts her illustrious career into perspective.

CLUBHOUSE: Author Spotlights and News

Linda Castillo
This romantic suspense author takes a walk on the dark side in her thrilling hardcover debut.
Carleen Brice
A writer bridges the path between white readers and African-American authors.
Arabesque Turns 15
Get the scoop on this publisher's anniversary.
Victoria Dahl
Her contemporary romances have a very spicy twist.
Indelible Fiction
Why are tattoos suddenly so hot in books? Four authors explain.

FAN FORUM: Reader Columns

Tidbits and Gossip
Series Rap Sheet
Book Sleuth
Paperback Roundup

PROS ON PROSE

THE WRITING JOURNEY
Jennifer Madsen discovers the joys of sending her work out to an agent.
AGENT'S PERSPECTIVE
Jessica Faust examines a new query letter. Does it get a passing grade?

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