February 2001 Issue

The Internet Writing Journal
ISSN No. 1095-3973
Volume 5, Issue 1.

In This Issue:

A Conversation With Rhys Bowen
This month we had the pleasure of speaking with popular mystery novelist Rhys Bowen, author of the Constable Evans Evans mystery series, which are set in the fictional town of Llanfair in Wales. After achieving success and awards with over 100 published children's and young adult books for Bantam and other major publishers, Rhys turned to writing mystery novels. She spoke to us about her move from children's books to mystery novels and her beloved Wales, and gives some great advice for writers hoping to get that first book published.

A Conversation With Skip Press
Don't miss our conversation with popular screenwriter, author and teacher Skip Press, author of Writers Guide to Hollywood Producers, Directors and Screenwriting Agents, 1999-2000(Prima) and How To Write What You Want & Sell What You Write (Career Press), which was a finalist for Best Nonfiction Ebook for 2000 in the first annual Eppie Awards. Skip's new book, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Screenwriting (Macmillan) has just been released. Skip talked with us about his new book, the worst mistakes aspiring screenwriters make, and how to use the Internet for maximum effect in your career.

The Realities of Radioplay: Part III
In her article, "The Realities of Radioplay: Part III, Essential Ingredients of Radio-Friendly Songs," nationally syndicated radio talk show host, songwriter and CEO of CQK Music & Records Mary Dawson continues this new topic in her popular column on songwriting. This month Mary discusses the elements that must be present in a song in order for it to get that all-important radioplay.

Free Publicity For Your Book
In this excerpt from her book, Everything You Need to Know About Writing, Publishing and Marketing Your Book, from A Capella Publishing, Patrika Vaughn shares her secrets for getting some publicity for your new book, without spending a lot of money.

Book Reviews

Children's Books

Alexander the Great: The Legend of a Warrior King by Peter Chrisp, Illustrated by Peter Dennis (DK Discoveries)
Cold Feet by Cynthia DeFelice, Illustrations by Robert Andrew Parker (DK Ink)
Fishing in the Air by Sharon Creech, Illustrated by Chris Raschka (HarperCollins)
Frank O. Gehry: Outside In by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan (DK Ink)

Computer Books

The Art & Science of Web Design by Jeffrey Veen (New Riders)
Just the Tips, Man for Microsoft Word 2000 by Bob Fisser and Wendy Richardson (Nerdy Books)
MCSE Core Certification Exam Guide 6-in-1 by Emmett Dulaney and Jeff Durham (Que)
Special Edition Using Adobe Photoshop 6 by Richard Lynch (Que)
WAP Development with WML and WMLScript by Ben Forta, et al. (Sams)


The Faeries' Oracle by Brian Froud, Text by Jessica MacBeth (Fireside Books)
The Saints of the Sword by John Marco (Bantam)


Declare by Tim Powers (William Morrow)
Evan Can Wait by Rhys Bowen (St. Martin's Minotaur)
The Insider by Stephen Frey (Ballantine)
Kill the Shogun by Dale Furutani (William Morrow)
L.A. Dead by Stuart Woods (Putnam)
Roses are Red by James Patterson (Little Brown)
Temple by Matt Reilly (St. Martin's Press)


The Duke by Gaelen Foley (Ivy Books)
Rules of Engagement by Christina Dodd (Avon)
The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn (Avon)


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Journaling by Joan R. Neubauer (Alpha Books)
How to Publish and Promote Online by M.J. Rose and Angela Adair-Hoy (St. Martin's Press)
Writer's Online Marketplace by Debbie Ridpath Ohi (Writer's Digest Books)

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