October 2002 (Issue 224)

 

COVER STORY

STEF ANN HOLM'S GIRLS NIGHT
The author of GIRLS NIGHT talks about casting her pre-teen daughters in her first contemporary-and their surprising reactions.

SPECIAL TRIBUTE
Remembering our beloved senior mystery reviewer Toby Bromberg.

   

FEATURES

JULIE GARWOOD
A glance at this reader favorite's illustrious career and the books that got her to the top.

A CAREER IN RECORD TIME
Newcomer Beverly Brandt talks about her whirlwind start in the biz and her second book, RECORD TIME.

FORCES FROM BEYOND
Discover how fate, destiny and the unknown contribute to many of your favorite authors' scintillating plots.

DISPELLING THE MYTHS OF A VAMPIRE LEGEND
The chilling facts behind VLAD, a new historical suspense about the infamous impaler.

DARK IMMORTALS DEBUT
Meet Sherrilyn Kenyon's hunky brood of Dark-Hunters from her new series.

TART NOIR
Call it a darker shade of chick lit, or a feminist form of mystery-edgy, sexy heroines add bite to this new genre.

MICHAEL THE BARBARIAN!
An exclusive peek into this cover model's upcoming fall film.

AUTHOR PROFILES

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT
Megan Chance, Susan Grant, Shannon Drake, Haywood Smith, Jennifer Weiner, Mystery Maestros, Doris Johnson, Bertrice Small, Nicole Jordan, Nina Killham, Twist Phelan, Jennifer Greene, Tina Wainscott, Small Press Wonders, Jane Graves, Teresa Le Yung Ryan

COLUMNS

FAN FORUM
Favorite Romantic Movies
Gulp Fiction
On the Message Boards
Book Sleuth
Giveaways & Contests
Book Fairs & Festivals
Paperback Round-Up

COLUMNS
Quips & Queries

CALENDAR
Spooky happenings in the month of October!

PROS ON PROSE

CREATING A MILITARY HERO
Former military officer Candace Irvin shares her firsthand experience for creating lively military characters.

MASTER CLASS II- COMMON MISTAKE #10: VERBOSITY, REDUNDANCY, PASSIVITY...
Learn how to trim the fat from the filler in your story.

CONVENTION UPDATE
Book Fair Author List
Program Spotlights
Full Agenda

COMING NEXT MONTH

THE STORY BEHIND JUDITH MCNAUGHT'S LONG-AWAITED NEW HARDCOVER
An exclusive interview with the author and the story behind her latest, SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME, and why it's nearly three years overdue!

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