September Takes a Mysterious Turn

on September 27, 2016
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Writerspace has always been about love and mystery. But sometimes the latter can get short shrift. But not this September. September this year meant Bouchercon 2016: Blood on the Bayou, with the world mystery convention being held in the most fitting of places: New Orleans. (Think ComicCon for mystery lovers or RWA for crime buffs… Read More

Jeanne Devlin

Jeanne Devlin

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.

Resurrecting the Novel in the Drawer – How I Turned a First Effort Into a Publishable Novel Ten Years Later

on June 13, 2016
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Good or bad, we all remember our first. I’m not sure what the percentages are officially, but a very informal poll taken on Facebook gave me some figures to work with. Out of 113 authors surveyed, 60% abandoned their first effort and felt that was a Very. Good. Thing. Nearly 40% saw their first novel… Read More

The Multitasking Writer – or not!

on May 12, 2016
Dark Waters

by Christine Goff As the mother of six kids, there was a time I thought I had this multitasking thing nailed. I could get the kids off to school, get the baby dressed, drop her at day care, get to the job on time, work a six hour day, pick the baby up and be… Read More

What Lies Behind What Lies Behind

on November 23, 2015
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by J.T. Ellison On July 24, 2013, I read a story about a young med school student named Paul DeWolf who’d been killed in his apartment. No motive, no witnesses, no suspects. By all accounts, DeWolf was an exceptional young man. He excelled in everything from school to his military training to sports and his… Read More

Because Summer’s too Short to Read Depressing Books …

on June 9, 2015
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If the seasons all have their own unique calling cards—snow and toddies and roaring fires for winter, flowers and showers for spring, foliage tours and pumpkins for fall—wouldn’t it stand to reason that what we read would change with the seasons, too. And that got me thinking . . . If summer is all about… Read More

YOU’LL NEVER SEE IT COMING…UNLESS YOU DO

on February 24, 2015
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I recently finished reading the Hot Thriller of the moment—the book everyone’s been talking about, this year’s (Insert Title of Last Year’s Hot Thriller). I so loved everything about it—the writing, the premise, the characters, even the decidedly unlovable protagonist. And then I got to the Big Twist. You know—the Big Twist that’s been the… Read More

Free Story:  My Valentines Gift To You

on February 13, 2015
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by Carolyn Haines, February isn’t one of my favorite months, but this year I have excellent news to share. The paperback edition of BOOTY BONES has been released by St. Martin’s Press, and my alter ego, R.B. Chesterton, also has a trade paperback release—THE SEEKER. A lot of people ask me why I write both… Read More