October 2005 (Issue 260)

 

COVER STORY

COVER STORY: FRANCIS RAY
A chat with this bestselling author on the power of love and caring--in fiction and in real life.

BEHIND THE SCENES
New author Kelly Jones' unique gift.

   

FEATURES

REGENCY RELIVED
Kathryn Caskie and Diane Perkins plan an authentic Regency tour.

AMBER TAMBLYN
A candid interview with the Joan of Arcadia star on her new book of poetry.

LAUREN WEISBERGER
The Devil Wears Prada author tackles PR and event-marketing in new novel.

SPECIAL SECTION

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

Sarah Strohmeyer
The Bubbles author explores life among the country-club set.

Tara Janzen
A long-awaited series arrives en masse from a newly named author.

Anjali Banerjee
A match made in India with Imaginary Men.

Jennifer Weiner
Murder and romance in Connecticut.

Tasha Alexander
The Victorian era scores for a debut author.

Diana Gabaldon
A Q&A with the Outlander creator about book No. 6 in her time-traveling series.

FAN FORUM: Reader Columns

Under the Covers
Paperback Roundup
Book Sleuth
Sister-Authors on Tour
Travel Spot: New Orleans
Winning Authors
Robert Jordan's Latest
Giveaways and Contests
Series Rap Sheet

PROS ON PROSE

CULTURE CROSSINGS
L.A. Banks on writing strong, identifiable characters that transcend cultural boundaries.

COMING NEXT MONTH

PSYCHIC FICTION
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.

CONVENTION NEWS

In the Spotlight: Writer's Digest and Genre Programs

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