September 2008 (Issue 295)

 

COVER STORY

 L.L. FOSTER
Romance author Lori Foster pens a dark paranormal series and discovers her most romantic couple yet.

TRAVELOGUE: JAPAN
Authors Marianne Mancusi and Liz Maverick find adventure in the Land of the Rising Sun.

 

FEATURES

ANALYZE THIS
Ever wonder what your favorite heroes and heroines say about you? Authors with a background in psychology weigh in on what our book choices reveal about us.
JASPER FFORDE
After years of rejection, this popular author has ignited reader passion with his satirical Thursday Next fantasy/mystery series.
ALAFAIR BURKE
What's it like to be a part of a writing dynasty? Author DeLauné Michel interviews her cousin Alafair Burke about family, career and the biz.
TOUCHDOWN!
Score one for authors who know that hunky football players make great fictional heroes.

CLUBHOUSE: Author Spotlights  and News

Elizabeth Boyle
Creating an invisible heroine a hero can love.
Carol Alt
The supermodel heads from runway to fiction.
Claire LaZebnik
It's all about sisterhood for this 5 Spot author.
Husband-and-Wife Teams
Two couples, two books, plenty of drama: Joyce and Jim Lavene, Allyson Roy a.k.a. Alice and Roy LaPlante
Ann Aguirre
The latest on this rising star's newest novel.
Get Mortified!
Authors air their old love letters and diaries in this new style of storytelling.

FAN FORUM: Reader Columns

Under the Covers
Series Rap Sheet
Paperback Roundup
Meet the Reviewer
Contests and Giveaways

PROS ON PROSE

AN AGENT'S PERSPECTIVE
Jessica Faust explains the importance of good grammar -- and why your computer's spell check doesn't always work.
THE WRITING JOURNEY
Jennifer Madsen researches query letters and makes contact with an agent in her pursuit of publication.

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