I tend to put books — and the authors who write them — on a pedestal, but the truth is that a good many are as susceptible to trends or gimmicks as your average teenager. Think vampire novels. Dystopian series. And various shades of gray. In recent years, this has given us the anti-hero and… 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.
Given that many of you have spent the last three months of lazy summer days devouring eBooks like a box of Godiva chocolates, it stands to reason it is high time to replenish your eBook stash. Welcome to September—complete with cooler temperatures and new eBooks and eNovellas galore. New York Times Bestselling Author Madeline Hunter… Read More
August is quickly moving into the rearview mirror, and that means summer is coming to a close. What better way to enjoy the dog days of summer than with a tablet loaded up with novels making their reissue encore in eBook form? The choices run the gamut: historic romances, contemporary romance, western love stories, and… Read More
Few things are as special as a summer love. Set against a backdrop of water, sun, and idyllic weather, summer love is the equivalent of a love vacation. And maybe that’s what makes it so different . . . and so intoxicating. Because like when we’re on vacation, we leave our worries, our inhibitions, and… Read More
If you’re anything like me, then your mantra for summer reading is something along the lines of: Keep the books coming. With maybe the occasional muttered: Where is that darn tablet? Authors have taken note of both, with the end result being a July full of new titles aplenty as well as a good many… Read More
Nine months out of the year, “the beach” to most Americans means a strip of white sand in a tropical paradise, be it the shores of Florida or Costa Rica or Hawaii. But as summer officially begins this week — with a heat dome creating triple digit temperatures in much of the American West —… Read More
What is more intriguing than a promise? The promise to love someone ‘til death do us part, the promise to return from war … the promise that some day the world will end. June finds authors exploring the mystery of promises both good and evil. New York Times Bestselling Author Stella Cameron leads off the… Read More
Given the American divorce rate, love and marriage may sometimes seem like they’re no longer a forever kind of thing, but rest assured ‘til death do us part still rules—at least on the pages of these April novels. New York Times Bestselling Author Christina Dodd takes a stand for love and bonds that transcend even… 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
Whether you’re still young enough to get an official spring break or not, the pending arrival of spring signals a need for new books to see us through Spring Break trips and Easter vacations. Thankfully, March doesn’t disappoint. For those who missed New York Times Bestselling Author Robyn Carr’s Hidden Summit, Book 17 in her… Read More
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Injecting Truth Into Fiction
by Patricia Yager Delagrange Every book I write is infused with an experience I’ve had in my life. The reader won’t actually know which parts are based on my true life but, if asked, I would be honest in my answers. The first book I ever wrote was in 2009 and that was my daughter’s… Read More