March 2004 (Issue 241)

 

COVER STORY

THELMA AND LOUISE RIDE AGAIN
Kathryn Caskie and Sophia Nash team up for a wild cross-country book tour.

SEX AND THE CIVIL WAR GIRL
Think 19th-century women were all prim and proper? Historical author Kim Murphy debunks the myth

   

FEATURES

TWO GREATS RETURN!
Laura Kinsale and Loretta Chase make their encore appearances in historical fiction after respective seven- and five-year absences.

CUT THAT OUT!
Bestselling authors like Jennifer Crusie, Susan Wiggs and Jill Barnett court the muse by getting creative with collaging.

SELF-PUBLISHING: FLEETING TREND OR FICTION'S FUTURE?
An in-depth look at the growing number of self-published books on the market.

CLUBHOUSE: Author Spotlights and News

MaryJanice Davidson
An e-published author takes a bite out of Berkley Sensation with a vampire tale.

Dorien Kelly
Enjoy some delicious scones--and an Irish story this St. Patrick's Day.

Barbara Metzger
A beloved Regency author takes her career in a new direction.

Anne Harris
Looking at prehistoric matriarchies, a writer tries to break through gender roles.

Old Sleuths, New Stories
Linda Barnes unveils the 10th book in her Carlotta Carlyle P.I. series, as other popular sleuths embark on new adventures.

Inspiring Fiction
Inspirational authors Shelley Bates and Kristin Billerbeck bring edgy suspense and a chick-lit tone to their new releases.

FAN FORUM: Reader Columns

Under the Covers
Giveaways & Contests
If You Liked...
Paperback Roundup
Eavesdropping
Series Wrap Sheet
Book Sleuth
Quips & Queries

PROS ON PROSE

CONTACTS, SCHMONTACTS
Bev Katz Rosenbaum explains why connections alone won't turn you into a published author.

Q&A WITH ANN PEACH
Ann gets active on the passive voice and explains what an "orig-inal" romance really means.

GETTING TO KNOW...
Tor assistant editor Anna Genoese offers tips for aspiring writers.

PATH TO PUBLISHING
Cindy Cruciger contemplates the wonderful world of advances--and how to spend them!

STOP SHOOTING YOUR CAREER IN THE FOOT!
Alice Orr helps aspiring writers find the best genre for their fiction.

COMING NEXT MONTH

SUSAN WIGGS RETURNS
Veering away from traditional romance, Wiggs shares the inspiration behind THE OCEAN BETWEEN US.

SPRING MAKEOVER AT DORCHESTER
A world of adventure awaits readers, as this home-grown publisher plans a host of hot new fiction lines.

CONVENTION NEWS

RT's New York Booklovers Convention Heats Up
Agent & Editor Workshops--Plus, Agent Spotlights, reader parties and Mixers

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