May 2009 (Issue 303)

 

COVER STORY

SYLVIA DAY
With two new series and two new pen names, Day is on track to become a breakout star.
ZOMBIE ALERT
There's a new monster biting into the fiction market and capturing readers' brains.

 

FEATURES

ANTHOLOGIES 'R' US
Find out why anthologies are on the rise and how readers benefit.
MEET MR. ROMANCE
Chris Winters talks about what women want most -- and his answers may surprise you.
JON PAUL, COVER ARTIST
Cover model CJ Hollenbach interviews artist and legendary cover illustrator Jon Paul.
LYNN KURLAND
From growing up in Hawaii to roaming the mountains of Scotland, Kurland turns it all into fictional adventures.
AMERICAN TITLE V
It's down to the final two in our last AT writing competition.

CLUBHOUSE: Author Spotlights and News

Melissa Marr
How she brings faeries and fairy tales to life.
Gillian Flynn
Delving into the effects of violence.
Jilliane Hoffman
A new novel explores law and insanity.
Jennifer St. Giles
Her journey from gothics to weres.
Angie Fox
Meet the comedic vampire slayer creator.
Myths and Legends
The re-imagining of Robin Hood.

FAN FORUM: Reader Columns

Tidbits and Gossip
Series Rap Sheet
Book Sleuth
Paperback Roundup

PROS ON PROSE

THE WRITING JOURNEY
Before sending the opening pages of her manuscript to a literary agent, Jennifer Madsen wonders if a story is ever truly done.
AGENT'S PERSPECTIVE
Jessica Faust tackles her first query letter from an aspiring writer; does it make the grade?
TIPS ON WRITING FOR ANTHOLOGIES
Get tips on short-form writing from Meljean Brook, Jodi Lynn Copeland and HelenKay Dimon.

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