March 2006 Issue

The Internet Writing Journal
ISSN No. 1095-3973
Volume 10, Issue 2.

In This Issue:

A Conversation With Kasey Michaels
Kasey Michaels, the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over 85 books, has won numerous awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from Romantic Times magazine. She's written in several genres, from historical romance to her bestselling Maggie Kelly mystery series. In this exclusive interview, Kasey shares her amazing story of how she got her start as a writer and discusses her new Maggie Kelly book, High Heels and Homicide. She also gives some great advice to aspiring writers.

Songwriters Anonymous: Part 1 by Mary Dawson
Some of the best songwriters in history are almost totally anonymous. But these songwriters, who cared more about writing a hit song than recording one, had very interesting lives. In her latest article, Mary Dawson looks at some of the "members" of this prestigious club and explains how budding songwriters can learn a lot from studying their work.

I Never Sleep With Movie Stars by Kristin Harmel
As a contributor to People magazine for six years, Kristen Harmel interviewed numerous movie stars and other celebrities. So when she published her first novel, How to Sleep With a Movie Star, she got quite a few raised eyebrows from her friends and family. She takes pains to point out that her book is fiction, after all. In this Author Essay, Kristen explains how her celebrity interviewing career led to her new career as an author.

Book Reviews

Children's/Young Adult

The Blue Djinn Of Babylon (Children of the Lamp) by P. B. Kerr (Orchard Books)


The Awakened City by Victoria Strauss (Eos)
Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader (Star Wars) by James Luceno (Del Rey)


Eating, Drinking, Overthinking: The Toxic Triangle of Food, Alcohol, and Depression--and How Women Can Break Free by Susan Nolen-Hoeksema (Henry Holt)


False Impression by Jeffrey Archer (St. Martin's Press)
A Hole in Juan by Gillian Roberts (Ballantine Books)

Romance and Women's Fiction

Goddess of Eire by Janeen O'Kerry (LoveSpell)
Shadow Touch by Marjorie M. Liu (LoveSpell)

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