September 2004 (Issue 247)

 

COVER STORY

ROBIN JONES GUNN
Celebrating life after 40, this Sisterchick author's series inspires a new generation of women.

THE TIME-TRAVELING HIGHLANDER
Debut author Sandy Blair charms readers with humor and a time-traveling alpha hero.

   

FEATURES

WALTER ZACHARIUS
Kensington Books' founder and CEO makes his fiction debut with the World War II-era novel SONGBIRD.

INSPIRATION IS IN!
An in-depth look at the emerging inspirational market and its mass appeal to the mainstream reader.

GO THE DISTANCE!
Thirty-eight Suzanne Brockmann fans set down their books to shape up and ship out--to a fitness boot camp for women run by U.S. Navy SEALs.

CLUBHOUSE: Author Spotlights and News

A Tempting Read
Cathy Maxwell mixes love and lust in her historical novel TEMPTATION OF A PROPER GOVERNESS.

Culture Club
This fall brings something for everyone, from multicultural inspirationals to Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez's latest.

Heading South
What's not to love about the South? Four authors encourage readers to travel to their favorite Southern states.

Double Gothic Delights
Two advocates of the gothic novel--Rebecca Brandewyne and 2003 Golden Heart winner Donna Birdsell--mystify with stories of family curses and brooding heroes.

FAN FORUM: Reader Columns

Under the Covers
Series Rap Sheet
Paperback Roundup
Eavesdropping
Evanovich's Romance Roots
Bookseller Spotlight
Book Sleuth
Quips & Queries

PROS ON PROSE

PATH TO PUBLISHING
Cindy Cruciger's editor Anna Genoese gives her side of the story.

STOP SHOOTING YOUR CAREER IN THE FOOT
Alice Orr takes you on a quest for the perfect agent.

THE MAKING OF A BOUTIQUE AGENCY
Meet independent agent Cheryl Ferguson and discover how she built a successful agency from the bottom up.

COMING NEXT MONTH

PARANORMAL PARADISE
Quench your thirst and desire for paranormals in this otherworldly-themed issue.

ARMCHAIR TRAVEL
All aboard for a trip to the past with an updated list of favorite time-travel reads.

CONVENTION NEWS

In the Spotlight: The Aussies are Coming, Authors at the Book Fair & Genre Updates.

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