June 2009 (Issue 304)

 

COVER STORY

 BRENDA JACKSON
The creator of the Madaris Family series cruises with fans and soars to new heights with 13 books in 2009.

JUDGING A BOOK BY ITS COVER
What you should know before you buy that book

 

FEATURES

 DAVID BALDACCI
The popular and philanthropic author talks about life, family and work with fellow thriller writer James Rollins.
AFTER THE SERIES ENDS
What happened to beloved characters after the publishers pulled the plug on their series? Find out from the authors themselves.
DEBBIE MACOMBER
Her Cedar Cove series inspires a town festival, but the novelist draws inspiration from those around her.
MARY BALOGH
The veteran author continues to push boundaries with her Huxtable series.
RT AWARD WINNERS
Find out which of your favorite authors and books walked away with RT's top awards for 2008.
AMERICAN TITLE V
Meet the winner of our final AT contest.

CLUBHOUSE: Author Spotlights and News

Sarah Dessen
This YA author scores with fans of all ages.
Katherine Howe
Bewitches readers with her Salem story.
Alexandra Sokoloff
Scares up some poltergeists in her third book.
Leslie Kelly
As Leslie Parrish, she explores the dark side.
Christy Reece
Her trilogy characters find love amid danger.
Jennifer Haymore
One wife, two husbands in a debut historical.
Sarah Parr
Talks horses, RWA and her debut novel.

FAN FORUM: Reader Columns

Tidbits and Gossip
Series Rap Sheet
Book Sleuth
Paperback Roundup

PROS ON PROSE

THE WRITING JOURNEY
Jennifer Madsen discovers that "done" isn't quite the same as "finished."
AGENT'S PERSPECTIVE
How specific should your story query be? Jessica Faust explains as she analyzes a writer's query.

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