June 2008 (Issue 292)

 

COVER STORY

JESSICA ANDERSEN
Find out how a childhood trip to Mexico and the end of the Mayan calendar led to Nightkeepers.

STOP THE SERIES
How long is too long for a series to continue? Authors and readers weigh in.

 

FEATURES

BEHIND THE SCENES
Christie Craig found plenty of inspiration for a fictional murder and her new novel at a wedding expo.
RT EXCLUSIVE: THE PREQUEL TO BRENDA NOVAK'S SERIES
RT readers get the backstory to Novak's new series, The Last Stand, with an exclusive story that explains how it all begins.
RT AWARD WINNERS
See if your favorite authors are among the best of the best for 2007.
AMERICAN TITLE IV WINNER!
American Title comes to a close with its first overseas winner.

CLUBHOUSE: Author Spotlights  and News

KUSHIEL'S MERCY
A fantasy author finds Mercy in her Kushiel series.
Victoria Thompson
An unsolved murder finally reaches a resolution in her 10th mystery.
Rebecca Kent
With another pen name, Kate Kingsbury launches a new historical mystery series.
DeLaune Michel
This former model with a literary legacy family had a roundabout path to publication.
Toni McGee Causey
Why an aspiring screenwriter took her comedic flair to the printed page.
Jessica Brody
This debut author opens The Fidelity Files on cheating spouses.
Melissa Senate
Her new novel asks some very important premarital questions.

FAN FORUM: Reader Columns

Under the Covers
Series Rap Sheet
Book Sleuth
Paperback Roundup

PROS ON PROSE
WRITING THE BLOCKBUSTER
Bestselling authors like Christina Dodd, John Scalzi and Carly Phillips offer tips for creating heroes and heroines your readers won't forget.
AGENT'S PERSPECTIVE
You know the old adage about hinting at what's to come? Jessica Faust explains that sometimes you have to reveal more early on.

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