It’ll be Christmas in October this month, thanks to a stocking full of new titles, reissues and eBooks by bestselling authors—all with a holiday twist. The early holiday cheer begins with #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Linda Lael Miller’s newest book: CHRISTMAS IN MUSTANG CREEK, in bookstores now. Known for her heart-warming Christmas novels,… 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 it comes to Christmas time getaways, I must admit I’m a big fan of stay-cations! With the house all decorated and so many things going on in the area from light displays to concerts, sticking close to home makes sense, especially with our dogs and cats! They are part of the family and like… Read More
Melissa McClone’s degree in mechanical engineering
from Stanford University led her to a job with a major
airline where she travelled the globe and met her husband.
But analyzing jet engine performance couldn’t compete
with her love of writing happily ever afters. Her first
full-time writing endeavor was her first sale when she was
pregnant with her first child! Since then, she has published
over twenty-five romance novels with Harlequin and been
nominated for Romance Writers of America’s RITA award.
When she isn’t writing, she’s usually driving
her minivan to/from her children’s swim and soccer
practices, 4-H meetings and dog shows. She also supports
deployed service members through Soldiers’ Angels and
fosters cats through a local non-kill rescue shelter.
Melissa lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband,
three school-aged children, two spoiled Norwegian Elkhounds
and cats who think they rule the house.
By Donnell Ann Bell One of the hardest things for me to do as a writer is to create characters. Some authors have told me, “Oh, my character came to me fully formed.” Others say, “Oh, I do character interviews to find out what makes him/her/them tick.” Me? I ask my characters, “Who are you?”… Read More