April 2001 Issue

The Internet Writing Journal
ISSN No. 1095-3973
Volume 5, Issue 3.

In This Issue:

A Conversation With Angela Adair-Hoy and M.J. Rose
They're smart, talented and successful. They are Angela Adair-Hoy and M.J. Rose, the co-authors of How to Publish and Promote Online (St. Martin's Press). Both women know what it's like to be in the trenches of epublishing. Angela Adair-Hoy writes a weekly newsletter for freelance writers and runs her own publishing business at Booklocker.com, which publishes ebooks and Print On Demand books. M.J. Rose pens a column for Wired.com about media and publishing, and launched a mainstream publishing career out of the success of her original electronically published novel, Lip Service. M.J. and Angela give us the straight scoop on epublishing, self-publishing, and how to keep going when things get tough.

A Conversation With Jerrilyn Farmer
Bestselling mystery novelist and humor writer Jerrilyn Farmer has written comedy for Dana Carvey, John Lovitz and many members of the cast of Saturday Night Live. Her comedic talents have translated equally well to the mystery genre. Her Madeline Bean mystery series, about a caterer who is also a bit of an amateur detective, has won an Agatha Award and a Macavity Award, and has been nominated for several other awards and honors. Jerrilyn spoke to us about her move from comedy writer to bestselling mystery novelist, and gives some great advice for aspiring writers.

The Power of Principles, Part I: Masters' Maxim
In her article, "The Power of Principles: Masters' Maxim," nationally syndicated radio talk show host, songwriter and CEO of CQK Music & Records Mary Dawson begins a new series on songwriting that is guaranteed to keep your creative juices flowing. This month, Mary discusses "Masters' Maxim," and how it can help you look at your songwriting career in a whole new way.

What's New In Communications and Publishing Today
In this excerpt from her ebook, Selling to International Markets, Patrika Vaughn discusses how quickly technology is changing the marketplace and how training, teaching, correspondence, communications and publishing are being affected.

Charles Dickens Crossword Puzzle
Test out your knowledge of Charles Dickens in this online crossword puzzle by Carly Svamvour. A printer-friendly version is also available.

Book Reviews

Children's Books

The Seventh Tower #2: Castle by Garth Nix, Illustrated by Steve Rawlings (Scholastic)
The Snarth Goes to School by Tessa Hert and Frank Sergi, Illustrated by Pietri Freeman (Brookfield Reader)

Computer Books

JavaScript 1.5 by Example by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes and Kathie Kingsley-Hughes (Que)
Web Publishing with HTML and XHTML by Laura Lemay (Sams)
XML and Java from Scratch by Nicholas Chase (Que)


The One Kingdom by Sean Russell (Eos)
The Silent Gondoliers by William Goldman (Del Ray)


Betrayal in Death by J.D. Robb (Berkley)
Dim Sum Dead by Jerrilyn Farmer (Avon)
Hearse of a Different Color by Tim Cockey (Hyperion)
The Monk Who Vanished by Peter Tremayne (St. Martin's Press)


CareerXRoads 2001 by Gerry Crispin and Mark Mehler (Jist Works)
Martha Stewart's Hors D'Oeuvres Handbook by Martha Stewart (Clarkson Potter)


Beautiful Dreamer by Elizabeth Lowell (William Morrow)
Finding Ian by Stella Cameron (Kensington)
Powerful Magic by Karen Whiddon (Love Spell)


Creative Wisdom for Writers by Roland Fishman (Allen & Unwin)
The Creative Writer's Companion by Stan Corwin (St. Martin's Press)
The Forest for the Trees by Betsy Lerner (Riverhead Books)
Writing Romantic Fiction by Daphne Claire and Robyn Donald (A&C Black)

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