Once upon a time, heroes had to be perfect — beautiful men riding in on beautiful white horses to save the day. Women readers all but demanded it. And then in 1847 along came Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre. Suddenly, readers learned the beauty of a flawed man, a man who needed a good woman to… 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.
Some months are all about new books or the start of a new series. Others are about continuing the pleasure of a favorite saga. October 2016 is that kind of month with sixteen new installments to some of your favorite series. Alexa Aston unveils Word of Honor, Book 3 in her Knights of Valor Series…. Read More
Hollywood may save its blockbusters for summer moviegoers, but savvy readers know that publishers often save their best books for fall. That’s why October is the gateway month to the year’s biggest new books. And October 2016 promises to be no different. #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Robyn Carr is first out of the… Read More
Writerspace has always been about love and mystery. But sometimes the latter can get short shrift. But not this September. September this year meant Bouchercon 2016: Blood on the Bayou, with the world mystery convention being held in the most fitting of places: New Orleans. (Think ComicCon for mystery lovers or RWA for crime buffs… Read More
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
Given that many of you have spent the last three months of lazy summer days devouring eBooks like a box of Godiva chocolates, it stands to reason it is high time to replenish your eBook stash. Welcome to September—complete with cooler temperatures and new eBooks and eNovellas galore. New York Times Bestselling Author Madeline Hunter… Read More
As if knowing that we will soon be bidding lazy summer days good-bye and be in need of a little pick-me-up, some of America’s favorite authors have new books coming this September. New York Times Bestselling Author Linda Lael Miller starts it all off with the August 30 release of Always a Cowboy, Book 2… Read More
As a child, August always meant vacation—so when I became an adult, imagine how happy I was to learn that while I might have to put away most childish things, I did not have to put away August. Come to find out not only does much of Europe take the entire month off but so… Read More
What is it about summer that makes us feel like we finally have the time to catch up on all the good books we didn’t get to over the past year? Is it the sun showing up a tad after 6 a.m.? Or, the sun not setting until almost 9? Is it having almost 14… Read More
Few things are as special as a summer love. Set against a backdrop of water, sun, and idyllic weather, summer love is the equivalent of a love vacation. And maybe that’s what makes it so different . . . and so intoxicating. Because like when we’re on vacation, we leave our worries, our inhibitions, and… Read More
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Flawed Characters in Fiction
by Diane Alberts One of the things that writers struggle most with is making our characters realistic, likeable, kind, and yet…flawed. Yep, you heard me. Flawed. No one likes perfection, and let’s be honest, perfection isn’t realistic. Have you ever met someone who was PERFECT? And if you have, how much do you want to… Read More