Good-Bye to Summer … Hello to New Blockbusters

on August 30, 2016
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As if knowing that we will soon be bidding lazy summer days good-bye and be in need of a little pick-me-up, some of America’s favorite authors have new books coming this September. New York Times Bestselling Author Linda Lael Miller starts it all off with the August 30 release of Always a Cowboy, Book 2… 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.

Is Our Writing Environment Important to Us?

on July 18, 2016
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By Margaret Daley I remember when I first started writing back in the Dark Ages when I used a typewriter. I had my typewriter set up on the kitchen table. I’ve come a long way since then. I’ve advanced to a computer (and so glad I don’t have to revise a manuscript on a typewriter—a… Read More

Something to Look Forward to: Novel July Offerings

on June 28, 2016
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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

Why and How I wrote Deadly Dose

on June 16, 2016
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By Margaret Daley I was deep into writing Deadly Noel, the fifth book in my Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations Series, when I realized I had another story placed in Pinecrest. Out of a series of murders committed by a serial killer, one of them couldn’t be the villain in Deadly Noel. I had never planned… Read More

Taking The Cacti For A Walk

on June 15, 2016
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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

Research Can Really Be A Bitch

on June 10, 2016
Into the Whirlwind

(But it’s worth it) As an author, sometimes what you think is going to be a great idea for a novel turns into a great big UGH!  That’s what happens when the research takes over your life and you have a whole lot more work to do than you had planned.  Not that it isn’t… Read More

Volleyball and SEALs

on June 2, 2016
Band of Bachelors Alex

by Sharon Hamilton This story for Band of Bachelors: Alex, came out of years of experience, sitting on volleyball benches and having my ears ring from the team cheers and whistle-blowing going on for sometimes two day tournaments both my daughters participated in. It was interesting to meet some of the AVP players on the… Read More

Sharon’s Advice to New Writers on Writing Series

on May 17, 2016
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by Sharon Hamilton There has been a lot of discussion on writing series lately. Some writers do it very well. Others struggle. These are just some thoughts I had when I look at the success of my SEAL Brotherhood Series, where it all began for me. It helps if you really love the genre. I… Read More

What made you decide to write a book about firefighters?

on May 13, 2016
Smoke and Ashes

Hi! Thank you so much for having me on your blog today. It’s lovely to be here. You asked me what resources I used to write a book about a fire inspector—great question! So… I grew up a fireman’s daughter. My dad worked for the local city fire department and retired just a few years… Read More

INTO THE WHIRLWIND

on April 29, 2016
Into the Whirlwind

Hello Friends, Next up for me is INTO THE WHIRLWIND, the second of my BOSS Inc, novels!  It’s Megan and Dirk’s wild and tumultuous story; one of my personal favorites.  And ya gotta love the cover!! It hits the shelves May 31st. I just received the review from RT BOOK REVIEWS, and thought I would… Read More