Thanksgiving has always been my father’s favorite holiday as much for what it isn’t as for what it is. He loves that there are no gifts, no Madison Avenue commercialization (or at least less than for most American holidays), no Mom running up the credit card balances. He believes Thanksgiving comprises all that any holiday… 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.
If I ever write an autobiography, I have the perfect title for it. It would be called Taking The Cacti For A Walk. My husband has an affinity for ugly things (we will not extrapolate on this thought) and began collecting cacti and succulents just shortly after our second child was born. Since he worked… Read More
by Marie Ferrarella It has been four years since my last blog (Oddly enough, the first words in the Confessional begin the same way—except with a different time reference). One reason is that I’ve been exceedingly busy upping my book count (presently at 297 titles sold, 286 of which belong to the Mother Ship—Harlequin). Another… Read More
With the heart-shaped boxes of bonbons at the candy shop, the lacy valentines on the drug store shelf, and the arrow-wielding cherubs on TV, you’d have to be a hermit on a very high mountaintop not to know February is the month for sweethearts. So it only goes to reason that the month that gave… Read More
by Jeanne Devlin There may still be candy corn in the house and a pumpkin on the porch, but at your local bookstore the winter holidays have already arrived. Whether its new novels, sizzling anthologies, the first time in paperback, or reissues of old favorites, November’s new titles look to be all about what can… Read More
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Left Coast Crime, anyone?
I’m head over heels in research for my second Fanny Newcomb historical mystery (working title…FANNY NEWCOMB AND THE FRENCH QUARTER LAUDANUM LOVER). And I’m loving it! I’m investigating historic poisons, studying Italian immigration to New Orleans, and inspecting French Quarter Sanborn Fire maps online (courtesy of the fabulous Library of Congress). And here are some… Read More