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
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’m a sucker for a good redemption story, especially one where someone who seems completely irredeemable gets a second chance to get it right. That kind of story poses an interesting question: What does a hero have to do to be a hero? Regardless of background and history, what does it take to be heroic?… Read More
Down here in the American South, we don’t hide our
crazy people. We showcase them. I’ve always thought it
was because eccentric people make for the best stories, and
we Southerners love our stories. Faulkner, McCullers,
O’Connor, Porter—these are our chroniclers,
writers steeped in the slow, steady pulse of the
South’s pride, suffering, honor, madness, venality and
redemption. I grew up in Alabama, the heart of the South,
and live here still. The need to tell stories has been a
driving force in my life from a very young age.
As a child, my favorite books were Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew
mysteries and Harlequin Romances. When I realized there were
books that featured both romance and mystery, I knew
I’d found my calling. Now I write for Harlequin
Intrigue, where I get to play both matchmaker and murderer
and get paid for it.
In addition, I work a full-time day job at a Birmingham ad
agency, where I’m a copywriter and graphic designer, a
background that comes in handy when it’s time to
redesign my website and create promotional materials for my
books. I’m also known among certain circles as the Cat
Whisperer, but that’s a whole other story. I love to
hear from readers, so please click the contact button on my
website and tell me what you think about my books.
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