Some people find a New Year and the resolutions that can come with it a burden, but not me. I love a fresh start. In fact, I welcome any fresh start that I can get: the new pristine page in a daily desktop calendar, the arrival of a new month, even the change of season…. 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.
Sweeping in with December snows are two new books that illustrate not only that danger can come in many forms (some quite appealing), but also that what constitutes danger always lies in the eyes of the beholder. New York Times Bestselling Author Sabrina Jeffries explores “the danger of desire” in her novel of the same… Read More
When the days grow shorter and the chill wind blows, a writer’s thoughts turn to a favorite holiday–Halloween. This season, 9 mystery writers offer a collection of 9 original stories for those who love a gentle walk on the dark side. MIDNIGHT MYSTERIES is available now for $2.99. LynDee Walker, Eleanor Cawood Jones, and Carolyn Haines… 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
Hi All! There’s such a fun group of readers at Writerspace that I was very excited to write another blog here! Deadly Silence releases tomorrow, and it’s the first book in a new series about the Blood Brothers. These guys were thrown together years ago at a dangerous boy’s home, and they quickly bonded strong… 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
Good or bad, we all remember our first. I’m not sure what the percentages are officially, but a very informal poll taken on Facebook gave me some figures to work with. Out of 113 authors surveyed, 60% abandoned their first effort and felt that was a Very. Good. Thing. Nearly 40% saw their first novel… Read More
by Christine Goff As the mother of six kids, there was a time I thought I had this multitasking thing nailed. I could get the kids off to school, get the baby dressed, drop her at day care, get to the job on time, work a six hour day, pick the baby up and be… Read More
by J.T. Ellison On July 24, 2013, I read a story about a young med school student named Paul DeWolf who’d been killed in his apartment. No motive, no witnesses, no suspects. By all accounts, DeWolf was an exceptional young man. He excelled in everything from school to his military training to sports and his… Read More
With my new title, SECRETS OF THE DEAD recently released, I have secrets on the mind. Oh, not the deep dark ones at the center of my plot, but the fun kind. Secrets. As intriguing as they can be, I know for a fact how difficult it can be sometimes to keep them. When my… Read More
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And Now It’s A New Year
by Linda O. Johnston Last month I blogged about the end of 2016, so it feels only natural to blog today about the beginning of 2017. If you read my blog last month you’ll know that I anticipate the publication of two new books, in different genres, this year: BAD TO THE BONE, the third… Read More