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.
By T. M. Causey (Toni McGee Causey) One of the most dreaded questions a writer can field is the ‘Where do you get your ideas’ question, especially with regard to longer fiction. It’s the kind of query that has a million answers, and often the author has no real clue how they put this idea… 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
QUESTION: Welcome, T. M. Causey. Could you introduce yourself to our readers? T. M. Causey: Well, introducing oneself is always rife with danger. I say on my author website that I’m a USA Today bestselling author, a photographer, contractor, designer ninja, rabble-rouser and general crankypants. A long, long (long, really, seriously, get out your prehistoric calendars)… Read More
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MAKING YOUR STORY BELIEVABLE
by Kat Martin One of the best ways to make your story believable is to use real places to locate the action and the real names of restaurants and streets. Actually going there, of course, is the best way to make that happen. Or using places you went to at some other time in your… Read More