by Deanna Raybourn One of the joys of writing historical fiction is the chance to read as much as you like on a pet subject—so much that you could easily bore your friends senseless on the topic. (Inviting writers to dinner parties is a risky proposition.) Over the years, I have acquired a set of… Read More
A sixth-generation native Texan, New York
Times bestselling author Deanna Raybourn graduated
from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a double
major in English and history and an emphasis on
Shakespearean studies. She taught high school English for
three years in San Antonio before leaving education to
pursue a career as a novelist. Deanna makes her home in
Virginia, where she lives with her husband and daughter and
is hard at work on her next novel.
As you pack for the Labor Day holiday weekend, be sure to drop by your local bookstore for the perfect beach read: Robyn Carr’s newest Thunder Point Novel, Wildest Dreams. Professional triathlete Blake Smiley has traveled the world but now he needs a quiet place where he can focus and train without distraction—Thunder Point seems… 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.
When I decided to write romance novels for a living, I expected that most of the backlash I would receive was from older people. I expected a ton of my mom’s friends and colleagues to scoff at me and sneer things like, “Oh, why would you want to write those kinds of books?” But, to… Read More