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

In This Issue:

A Conversation With Julie Smith
Don't miss our talk with Edgar award-winning writer Julie Smith, author of the popular Skip Langdon mystery series, including New Orleans Mourning (Ballantine) and 82 Desire (Ballantine). Julie's latest book, Louisiana Hotshot (Forge) stars Talba Willis (aka the Baroness de Pontalba) an attractive young black computer expert and sometime poet who goes to work for an older, slightly sexist Italian ex-cop, with very entertaining results. Julie spoke with us about her new mystery series, how she got her start as an author, and the words of advice that no writer should ever forget.

A Conversation With Alan Jacobson
Listen in on our interview with bestselling novelist Alan Jacobson, author of False Accusations (Pocket Books) and The Hunted (Pocket Books). The Hunted is an exciting suspense thriller that asks the questions, "How well do you really know your loved ones?" Known for his turn on a dime endings and intriguing characters, Alan has gained a wide readership. He spoke with us about his new book, how he creates his characters, and what aspiring writers must realize in order to get published.

Where Do You Get Your Myths?
Listen in on some of today's hottest fantasy/SF authors talk about the use of myth and religion in creating a fantasy book. Teresa Edgerton, author of The Queen's Necklace (Eos), Sean Russell, author of The One Kingdom (Eos), Martha Wells, author of Wheel of the Infinite (Eos) and Janny Wurts, author of Grand Conspiracy: The Wars of Light and Shadow (Eos) share their thoughts on how to use myth to create your own compelling fantasy tale.

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, mystery/thrillers, nonfiction, romance/women's fiction, fantasy/sf, computers/software and writing.

The Power of Principles, Part III: The Credibility Factor
In her article, "The Power of Principles: The Credibility Factor," nationally syndicated radio talk show host, songwriter and CEO of CQK Music & Records Mary Dawson continues her new series on songwriting that is guaranteed to keep your creative juices flowing. This month, Mary discusses "The Credibility Factor," and how it may just be your non-musical skills which help you achieve success as a songwriter.

How is the GLBT Press Faring in the Current Economy?
Paul Harris, author of The Harris Guide 2001, takes a look at the state of the GLBT Press in his article, "GLBT Press Continues to Grow."

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