September 2005 (Issue 259)

 

COVER STORY

 

COVER STORY: SONYA KATE CHILDERS
A new author spins a tale set against the backdrop of the country music industry.

WILL LOVE TEAR THEM APART?
Tara McCarthy's fiction debut features Siamese twins and a strange side of pop fiction.

   

FEATURES

RIDIN' HIGH
A peek into bestselling novelist Brenda Joyce's desert "ranchette" as she celebrates her latest steamy romance, THE MASQUERADE.

PATH TO PUBLISHING--ACCOMPLISHED!
An interview with RT columnist Cindy Cruciger on the publication of her debut novel, REVENGE GIFTS.

FALL BOOKS BONANZA
RT's editors offer a bevy of hot picks for a cool season.

COW--ABUNGA!
Fiberglass bovines and political intrigue figure into Karen E. Olson's debut mystery, SACRED COWS.

SHERRILYN KENYON
Her meteoric career reaches new heights with the publication of her first hardcover, BAD ATTITUDE.

CLUBHOUSE: Author Spotlights and News

Judi McCoy
Next up for this Starlight trilogy author: a trip to Mt. Olympus.

Fangs a Lot
Kathy Love's humorous vampires bite.

Shoe Mania!
Three books step into September with a well-shod theme.

Kick-Ass Heroines and It Girls
An anthology and a new miniseries present women of adventure.

Warner's 5 Spot
A new imprint delivers a multigenre punch.

Maggie Bruce
Cutting up with the author of THE GOURDMOTHER.

Get a Clue
Jill Shalvis' new whodunit was conceived during a blizzard.

FAN FORUM: Reader Columns

Under the Covers
Series Rap Sheet
Authors at Sea
Paperback Roundup
Four Authors Hit the Road
Book Sleuth
Quips and Queries

PROS ON PROSE

NAVIGATE YOUR NOVEL
Samantha Hunter talks about strategies to help readers sail smoothly through your book.

AGENTS' SURVIVAL GUIDE
Back to basics--writing, researching and submitting--with Cherry Weiner.

HOW-TO
Shana Abé divulges some of her secret weapons for penning a spellbinding paranormal.

COMING NEXT MONTH

AFRICAN-AMERICAN FICTION
In a special section, RT charts the progress of this rapidly growing genre.

STEPHENIE MEYER
A debut author writes about vampires in high school in Twilight.

CONVENTION NEWS

In the Spotlight: Daytona

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