September 2009 (Issue 307)

 

COVER STORY
 

ERIN QUINN DEBUTS
As Erin Grady, she wrote mesmerizing paranormals with a historical twist; as Quinn, she tantalizes readers with haunting contemporary paranormals set in Ireland.

THE ACADEMICS OF POPULAR FICTION
Why do so many universities offer a course in popular fiction -- and its impact on literature and women's issues -- as part of their curricula?

 

FEATURES

SUZANNE COLLINS SIZZLES
This author is on fire thanks to her popular YA novel, The Hunger Games, and its upcoming sequel, Catching Fire.
THE ROARING '20S
It's a popular setting for historical fiction and mysteries, so why aren't romance readers giving the '20s and '30s any love?
BEHIND THE SCENES
Harlequin author Anna DeStefano examines dream theory, a theme in her new single-title series for Love Spell.
REMEMBERING EDITH LAYTON
Family and colleagues pay tribute to a historical romance favorite.
MEET JOE SIMON
Captain America's creator offers words of wisdom to romantics as he reminisces about his early years as creator of the first romance comic book, Young Romance.

CLUBHOUSE: Author Spotlights and News

Patricia Briggs
Meet the popular novelist as she moves into the graphic world.
Shobhan Bantwal
Writing about sex in Indian culture.
Charles Todd
This writing team examines World War I from a female perspective.
Marliss Melton
Discover a few of her favorite things.
Debutante Corner
Meet some up-and-coming authors.
Leanna Renee Hieber
An author explores haunted London

FAN FORUM: Reader Columns

Tidbits and Gossip
Series Rap Sheet
Book Sleuth
Paperback Roundup

PROS ON PROSE

THE WRITING JOURNEY
What's the key to successful writing, and has Jennifer Madsen found it?
AGENT'S PERSPECTIVE
Discover why your writing voice is as important in your query letter as it is in your novel.

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