July 2002 Issue

The Internet Writing Journal
ISSN No. 1095-3973
Volume 6, Issue 6.

In This Issue:

A Conversation With Jeffrey Fox
New York Times bestselling business author Jeffrey Fox is one of the country's most sought-after strategy consultants. The founder of Fox and Company, he specializes in helping corporations maximize their marketing strategies and increase profits. The author of Don't Send a Resume: And Other Contrarian Rules to Help Land a Great Job (Hyperion), Jeffrey's latest book is How to Become a Great Boss: The Rules for Getting and Keeping the Best Employees (Hyperion), which has some timely advice for CEOs about taking responsibility for their actions and why ethics must come before profits. Jeffrey spoke to us about his latest book and gives some great tips for those in the publishing industry who are looking to find a new job.

A Conversation With Julie Ortolon
When romance novelist Julie Ortolon was growing up, she didn't dream of being a writer. Her dyslexia gave her a strong aversion to reading, yet she loved to make up stories in her head. In this candid interview, the author of Dear Cupid (St. Martin's Press) and Falling For You (St. Martin's Press) talks about the lightbulb moment that would change her life forever -- and allow her to overcome her challenges to become a bestselling author.

The Top Ten FAQs On The Business Of Songwriting: #2
This month nationally syndicated radio talk show host, songwriter and CEO of CQK Music & Records Mary Dawson continues her series of articles, entitled "The Top Ten Frequently Asked Questions on the Business of Songwriting." The eighth article, #2 in the countdown, answers the question: "I know I have talent, but I have no contacts in the music business and no money. How can I get discovered?"

Writing a Non-Boring Family History
Writing a family history is a very popular pursuit these days. But how can you make the story of your family interesting to people outside your family? Let award-winning Australian children's author Hazel Edwards show you how in this excerpt from her book and popular workshop series, Writing a Non-Boring Family History.

Blazing a New Trail: Taking the Next Step in Author Empowerment
New York Times bestselling novelist Warren Adler, author of The War of the Roses, Mourning Glory and Cult, has embarked on a groundbreaking experiment in epublishing. After buying back the rights to his extensive backlist, he launched his own publishing company, which sells his books in every major electronic format available today. In this article, he talks about how the project evolved, and what he sees as the future for authors in the electronic world.

A Practical Guide to Blogging
Blogging: it's an online phenomenon that is taking the web world by storm. A cross between having your own column and putting your diary online, blogs run the gamut from the professional to the very personal. Still, they're a handy promotional tool for authors...should you be sharing your thoughts with the world? Greg Knollenberg addresses this timely issue in his article, "A Practical Guide to Blogging."

Book Reviews

Children's Books

Betsy Who Cried Wolf by Gail Carson Levine (HarperCollins)
Big Mouth & Ugly Girl by Joyce Carol Oates (HarperCollins)
Destination: Space by Seymour Simon (HarperCollins)
Duck in the Truck by Jez Alborough (HarperCollins)
Grave Matters by Patricia H. Rushford (Bethany House)


Bones of the Earth by Michael Swanwick (Eos)
A Kiss of Shadows by Laurell K. Hamilton (Ballantine)
The Portrait of Mrs. Charbuque by Jeffrey Ford (William Morrow)
Starman by Sara Douglass (Tor)


Death of a Celebrity by M.C. Beaton (Mysterious Press)
Midnight Runner by Jack Higgins (Putnam)
Put a Lid on It by Donald E. Westlake (Mysterious Press)
Without Fail by Lee Child (Putnam)


The 24-Hour Turnaround by Jay Williams, Ph.D., Debra Fulghum Bruce (ReganBooks)
Bacchus & Me: Adventures in the Wine Cellar by Jay McInerney (Vintage)
Run for Your Life: A Book for Beginning Women Runners by Deborah Reber (Perigee)
Vino Italiano: Discovering the Regional Wines of Italy by Joseph Bastianich & David Lynch (Clarkston Potter)


Falling for You by Julie Ortolon (St. Martin's Press)
My Enchanted Enemy by Tracy Fobes (Sonnet Books)
On a Wicked Dawn by Stephanie Laurens (Avon)
Pretend I'm Not Here by Chris Gavaler (HarperCollins)

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