The Internet Writing Journal
ISSN No. 1095-3973
Volume 8, Issue 2.

In This Issue:

A Conversation With Stephanie Laurens
She is an undisputed superstar in the world of romance. Award-winning and internationally bestselling author Stephanie Laurens has fans all over the globe who love her witty, sexy and bold novels set in England's Regency period. Stephanie followed an unusual path to the world of romance writing. The holder of a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, she spent many years as a cancer researcher, before leaving the world of science to become an author. Her latest book, The Ideal Bride (William Morrow), debuted on The New York Times bestseller list and to rave reviews. In this exclusive interview, Stephanie spoke with us about The Ideal Bride, where she believes creativity comes from and why she knows that love at first sight is no myth.

A Conversation With William Dietrich
Known for his tight prose and ability to get to the heart of a story, journalist William Dietrich won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on the Exxon Valdez spill for The Seattle Times. But this award-winning journalist is multi-talented; he is also a bestselling novelist and nonfiction author. His latest book is Hadrian's Wall (HarperCollins), a gripping novel of war, romance and intrigue set in the fourth century, during the Roman occupation of Britannia. In this exclusive interview, he talks to us about Hadrian's Wall, his love for the environment and for history, how journalism is changing and how fatherhood has changed how he views the world.

What's New On The Bookshelves?
Visit our Book Review section to see what our reviewers have to say about the latest books. See our new reviews this month in these genres: children's, fantasy/SF, general fiction, mystery/thriller, nonfiction, romance and writing.

Think Before You Click
The Internet is an incredible tool for writers. A writer can log on, check email, join discussion groups and do research right from his desk. But is there a hidden danger to writers who surf the Net too much? In his latest article, "Think Before You Click," British novelist Alex Keegan shines a spotlight on writers who surf too much.

Spam and the Children's Author
Spam is one of the most annoying features of email and spam filters are becoming very popular. But children's authors receive lots of email from children, which presents some special challenges. Bestselling Australian children's author Hazel Edwards explains the dilemma in her latest article, "Spam and the Children's Author."

The Times, They Are A-Changin'
Over the last decade or so, advances in technology have changed everything in the music business. So how have the rules changed and what does an aspiring songwriter need to know to get ahead? Nationally syndicated radio talk show host, songwriter and CEO of CQK Music & Records Mary Dawson shares her insights in her article, "The Times, They Are A-Changin'"

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