June 2005 (Issue 256)
MURDER, MISCHIEF AND MAYHEM--THERE'S SOMETHING FOR EVERY READER!
• Reconnect with former romance writers turned suspense superstars Sandra Brown, Tess Gerritsen, Tami Hoag, Kay Hooper and Iris Johansen.
• Enjoy mystery debuts from romance favorite Tori Carrington and newcomer Ed Gaffney, the husband of romance author Suzanne Brockmann.
• Get the skinny on Hard Case Crime, the little noir publisher that could. With authors like Lawrence Block and Stephen King on its roster, Hard Case is commanding attention.
PLUS Cool mysteries for the summer and the scoop on Jan Burke's Crime Lab Project.
CLUBHOUSE: Author Spotlights and News
A veteran daytime TV actress makes a bubbly writing debut with Soapsuds.
The inspirational thriller makes a comeback with his first adult novel in six years.
A debut historical romance author triumphs over adversity on the path to publishing.
Quaff this talented author's latest romance, A Delicate Finish.
Can a twentysomething divorcée avoid The Frog Prince in San Francisco?
Four authors will make your hair stand up with thrilling new reads.
FAN FORUM: Reader Columns
Under the Covers
Series Rap Sheet
Quips and Queries
PROS ON PROSE
WE HAVE A WINNER!
The first American Title winner is revealed! And get those manuscripts ready for next year's competition.
Get tips from an expert on how to put more heft into your whodunits.
PATH TO PUBLISHING
Cindy Cruciger becomes Amazon-obsessed when she discovers the joys of monitoring her sales ranking.
AGENT SURVIVAL GUIDE
Joe Veltre shows authors how to turn novels into Hollywood products.
COMING NEXT MONTH
WEBSITES WE LOVE
RT BOOKclub's editors and readers recommend the Internet's best sites for book lovers.
MEET THE AVON EDITORS
Want to know who calls the shots at Avon? Get the 411 on the editors who handle romance and chick lit.
In the Spotlight: Gearing Up For Daytona Beach in '06