I can’t explain exactly how westerns and spring came to be linked in my mind, but suffice to say, the weather has to have something to do with it. Any self-respecting person who rides horses will tell you that summer — at least in Oklahoma and Texas — is way too hot and sweaty… 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.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve always had a soft spot for witty, slightly sarcastic prose. Say what you will, few things are more difficult to pull off in a book than funny. And few things take the enjoyment of a book up a notch like clever banter between a heroine and hero. Little… Read More
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It’s Historical Mystery Award Season!
Spring seems to be the season for historical fiction and mystery writing awards: the Lefty (awarded at Left Coast Crime), the Agatha (Malice Domestic), the Edgar (Mystery Writers of America), and my new favorite, the Benjamin Franklin (Independent Book Publishers Association, aka IBPA). I’m excited to share the news that FANNY NEWCOMB AND THE IRISH… Read More