2016 Brings Promise of New Books

on January 5, 2016
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by Jeanne Devlin Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering ‘It will be happier.’ — Alfred Lord Tennyson What would the New Year be without the promise of new books — and new series — by your favorite authors? Not a year this reader would want to endure. But fear not,… 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.

A Step Back in Time

on April 15, 2015
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Have you ever been to a Renaissance Faire or a living history museum? I’ve been to both, and I find them fascinating. At the Renaissance Faire I attended with my family many years ago, my son was knighted Sir Scooby of Doo (because he was wearing a Scooby Doo shirt) by the queen. In lieu… Read More

Holidays in the Dark

on December 12, 2014
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by Alexandra Sokoloff So the holiday season has started. What were the Black Friday death toll numbers, exactly? Well, you’re not going to catch me out there shopping! Instead I thought I’d blog a little about holiday books. But not exactly the way you think. It’s a little strange for me to think of myself as a holiday writer, first… Read More

A Case for a Good Chill

on September 30, 2014
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By Carolyn Haines/R.B.Chesterton A lot of recent posts on Facebook have asked for lists of favorite books, books that changed your life, best books, etc. I think a lot about books and the influence they’ve had on my life, and the wonderful adventures they’ve taken me on. I love stories, and because of that, I… Read More

A Hot Talking Carny

on May 28, 2014
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Usually picking a favorite scene in a book is like picking my favorite chocolate from one of those Valentine’s Day boxes—I like them all! I have a ton of scenes that I love in This Year’s Black. There’s the makeover. Sex in a tent (trust me, it’s better than it sounds). The won’t-give-an-inch flirting/bickering. But… Read More

Haunted Places

on January 23, 2014
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My new ghost story trilogy (the third, Happy Medium is now available from Berkley Intermix at Amazon and Barnes and Noble) takes place in a very spooky place: the King William District of San Antonio. San Antonio itself is full of places that are supposed to be haunted—I mean, the Alamo is in the center… Read More

Time Traveling with Amanda Carmack

on October 18, 2013
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The Elizabethan age has been a (nearly!) lifelong obsession for me!  It started one weekend when I was about seven or eight.  I was staying with my grandma, who loved old movies, and Anne of the Thousand Days came on TV.  I was totally fascinated by the fiery, take-no-crap Anne (and her great clothes!), and… Read More

Hand Quilting: How Hard Can It Be?

on August 26, 2013
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I consider myself a crafty person. I can use a glue gun with the best of them, and I know the difference between a knitting needle and crotchet hook. So when I had the opportunity to write the Amish Quilt Shop Series for Penguin, I thought I could handle it. True, I hand never hand-quilted… Read More

Rogue Cops and Boa Constrictors, and other things that have nothing to do with UNDEAD AND UNSURE

on August 7, 2013
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I love being on TV, because Betsy and I have things in common and one of them is our all-encompassing vanity.  But it was tough going this morning (KARE-11, local NBC affiliate), what with the escaped boa constrictor and the deaths and the manhunt and all. Being on TV is, to use the technical term,… Read More