October 2005 (Issue 260)
COVER STORY: FRANCIS RAY
Kathryn Caskie and Diane Perkins plan an authentic Regency tour.
A candid interview with the Joan of Arcadia star on her new book of poetry.
The Devil Wears Prada author tackles PR and event-marketing in new novel.
A LOOK AT THE POPULARITY AND GROWTH OF AFRICAN--AMERICAN FICTION
• An overview of this exploding market in the last decade.
• A beginner's guide to great African-American books.
• An interview with Francis Ray on books and issues.
• Tips from L.A. Banks on how writers can create stories with universal appeal regardless of culture.
PLUS A look at the agenda for the African-American Fiction Writers' program at the next RT Convention; and a special review section dedicated to A-A books.
CLUBHOUSE: Author Spotlights and News
The Bubbles author explores life among the country-club set.
A long-awaited series arrives en masse from a newly named author.
A match made in India with Imaginary Men.
Murder and romance in Connecticut.
The Victorian era scores for a debut author.
A Q&A with the Outlander creator about book No. 6 in her time-traveling series.
FAN FORUM: Reader Columns
Under the Covers
Sister-Authors on Tour
Travel Spot: New Orleans
Robert Jordan's Latest
Giveaways and Contests
Series Rap Sheet
PROS ON PROSE
L.A. Banks on writing strong, identifiable characters that transcend cultural boundaries.
COMING NEXT MONTH
What's fueling the rise in books featuring characters who can communicate with the dead and see into the future?
WINE AND DINE
Newcomer Michele Scott uncorks the wine industry in her debut mystery series from Berkley Prime Crime.
In the Spotlight: Writer's Digest and Genre Programs