OCTOBER 2009 (ISSUE 308)

 

COVER STORY

 

HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN 
Investigative TV reporter Ryan draws on her real-life adventures to bring mystery protagonist Charlotte McNally to life.

SCI-FI ROMANCE
Authors make a convincing case for why this blend of two hot genres is truly the best of both worlds.

 

FEATURES

WITCHES OF LOVE
Move over, vampires. Witches are taking over the paranormal world, one spell at a time.
ILONA ANDREWS
This fast-rising urban fantasy author -- husband-and-wife writing team Ilona and Gordon Andrews -- reveals all about their new series and when heroine Kate Daniels will be back.
THE DYNAMIC YOUNG ADULT DUO
Husband and wife authors Scott Westerfeld and Justine Larbalestier live (together) on two continents, tackle some hot topics in their bestselling YA novels and learn the Lindy.Husband and wife authors Scott Westerfeld and Justine Larbalestier live (together) on two continents, tackle some hot topics in their bestselling YA novels and learn the Lindy.
KATHY HERMAN
Her inspirational suspense stories confront some tough topics without graphic violence or sex. Find out how she does it and why she loves small-town settings.

CLUBHOUSE: Author Spotlights and News

Marcia Muller
Why she paralyzed popular P.I. Sharon McCone.
Margaret Carroll
A journey from romance to suspense.
Lisa Black
The forensic scientist's new caper.
Cowboy Christmas
Four authors, four stories about yuletide love on the range.
Debutante Corner
Meet authors Anne Marsh, Jessa Slade and Angela Johnson.
Gail Carriger
Steampunk and urban fantasy meld in her Victorian-set tale.
Louisa Edwards
Cooking up romance for food lovers.

FAN FORUM: Reader Columns

Tidbits and Gossip
Series Rap Sheet
Book Sleuth
Paperback Roundup

PROS ON PROSE

THE WRITING JOURNEY
Jennifer Madsen goes in search of agents -- and finds some conferences she may want to attend.
AGENT'S PERSPECTIVE
Jessica Faust analyzes a time-travel query. Will it make it to the sale pile?
REVIEWER TO AUTHOR
How writing RT book reviews helped debut author Marilyn Brant learn vital skills for becoming a published author.

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