Some people find a New Year and the resolutions that can come with it a burden, but not me. I love a fresh start. In fact, I welcome any fresh start that I can get: the new pristine page in a daily desktop calendar, the arrival of a new month, even the change of season…. Read More
Jeanne Devlin is editor of The RoadRunner Press, an award-winning traditional publishing house based in the American West. An editor of newspapers, magazines, and books for more than thirty years, she has also worked on national marketing and publicity campaigns with such publishers as Simon and Schuster and St. Martin's and for a number of New York Times bestselling authors, including Robyn Carr, Sabrina Jeffries, Debbie Macomber, Linda Lael Miller, and Wendy Corsi Staub.
A graduate of the Stanford University Publishing Course, Jeanne is a member of the Children's Book Council, the National Book Critics Circle, and the Oklahoma Center for the Book of the Library of Congress. She also consults with boutique publishers.
Readers will return from the long holiday weekend with something to look forward to as July sees a flurry of reissues and first time in paperback offerings from some of America’s top authors. From New York Times Bestselling Author Christina Dodd comes Obsession Falls, Book 2 in her Virtue Falls Series from Saint Martin’s Press…. Read More
Few things promise more hijinks and adventure than a good ole summer road trip, save for maybe a motorcycle outing. June sees a flurry of novels offering the romance of the open road or wide-open spaces starting with New York Times Bestselling Author Rebecca Zanetti’s Wicked Burn, Book 3 in her Real of Enforcers Series…. Read More
I can’t explain exactly how westerns and spring came to be linked in my mind, but suffice to say, the weather has to have something to do with it. Any self-respecting person who rides horses will tell you that summer — at least in Oklahoma and Texas — is way too hot and sweaty… Read More
At last count, 700,000 or more new books are published each year—an offering split about half-and-half between traditionally published and self-published titles. With such a wealth of choices, even the most loyal reader might occasionally miss a book or two — even in a beloved series. Enter the reissue: A reader’s chance to read the… Read More
With only three days left until December 25th, I suspect most of you have found it is finally beginning to look at least a little like Christmas—though unseasonably warm weather in much of the lower 48 has it feeling more like spring. (According to NOAA, 5,900-plus daily record highs have been broken this month). Here… Read More
Secrets between friends can be frothy and good fun or dark and deadly, and in her latest romantic suspense, Secret Sisters, New York Times Bestselling Author Jayne Ann Krentz delivers the latter. As children, Madeline and Daphne were as close as sisters, until a bad man and an unholy secret tore them apart. Now an… Read More
It’ll be Christmas in October this month, thanks to a stocking full of new titles, reissues and eBooks by bestselling authors—all with a holiday twist. The early holiday cheer begins with #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Linda Lael Miller’s newest book: CHRISTMAS IN MUSTANG CREEK, in bookstores now. Known for her heart-warming Christmas novels,… Read More
July finds summer in full swing, with the days still long, the temperatures getting hotter, and with most of us having at a few more hours of light in which to read. Luckily, some of our favorite authors saw this coming, and so July also dawns with new books from some of our favorite… Read More
What could be better than a June wedding, save for maybe New York Times Best-selling Author Linda Lael Miller’s take on the summer matrimony tradition. This month sees Book 3 in Miller’s The Brides of Bliss County Series debuted May 26. The Marriage Season finds two of three best friends—Hadleigh, Melody and Bex—happily wed after… Read More
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LET’S TALK ABOUT…FINDING YOUR VOICE
When I first decided to make my October blog about finding your voice, I planned to come at the subject from a writer’s perspective. Find Your Voice. In other words, what is your style? Punctuation. Syntax. Character development. Something that makes you stand out. A unique voice in a sea of millions. However, as the… Read More