Any author can attest to the mystery of what they write and when—a little mix of muse, book contract stipulations, market trends, and desire, I presume. But what about how readers choose which of those books to read? Most days of the year, I choose what I read by impulse or nudge. A new book… 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.
It may be hard to believe but not even six years ago a lot of big publishing houses still weren’t sure if websites were going to be a thing—much less eBooks (don’t get me started on that). As for author websites, well, those were considered an indulgence. So sweet if the author thought she needed… 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