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
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.
Summer Love is always its own special kind of love. Love that often has as much to do with being away from home as it does with handsome strangers. It might be love set in a mountain setting. Or, on a beach. It might be love based on a mutual summer passion (think sailing or… Read More
Just as hammocks begin to call booklovers outside to read, with the pull that sirens once lured sailors to shore (thankfully with a happier ending), not one but two #1 New York Times bestselling authors unveil new series this month. Robyn Carr has set previous bestselling series in small towns in northern California and on… Read More
Whether you’re still young enough to get an official spring break or not, the pending arrival of spring signals a need for new books to see us through Spring Break trips and Easter vacations. Thankfully, March doesn’t disappoint. For those who missed New York Times Bestselling Author Robyn Carr’s Hidden Summit, Book 17 in her… Read More
At last count, 700,000 or more new books are published each year—an offering split about half-and-half between traditionally published and self-published titles. With such a wealth of choices, even the most loyal reader might occasionally miss a book or two — even in a beloved series. Enter the reissue: A reader’s chance to read the… Read More
With only three days left until December 25th, I suspect most of you have found it is finally beginning to look at least a little like Christmas—though unseasonably warm weather in much of the lower 48 has it feeling more like spring. (According to NOAA, 5,900-plus daily record highs have been broken this month). Here… Read More
by Jeanne Devlin There may still be candy corn in the house and a pumpkin on the porch, but at your local bookstore the winter holidays have already arrived. Whether its new novels, sizzling anthologies, the first time in paperback, or reissues of old favorites, November’s new titles look to be all about what can… Read More
As you pack for the Labor Day holiday weekend, be sure to drop by your local bookstore for the perfect beach read: Robyn Carr’s newest Thunder Point Novel, Wildest Dreams. Professional triathlete Blake Smiley has traveled the world but now he needs a quiet place where he can focus and train without distraction—Thunder Point seems… Read More
July finds summer in full swing, with the days still long, the temperatures getting hotter, and with most of us having at a few more hours of light in which to read. Luckily, some of our favorite authors saw this coming, and so July also dawns with new books from some of our favorite… Read More
It usually doesn’t take more than a chapter or two to recognize the hero in a love story—even if our hero starts out a bit of a rascal at the beginning. Which begs the question: What makes the perfect hero . . . for you? I can still remember reading VIRGIN RIVER, Book 1 in… Read More
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The Heroine as Hero
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