November 1998 Issue

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

In This Issue:

This month we had the pleasure of speaking with award-winning journalist and popular mystery novelist Kathy Hogan Trochek, whose latest Callahan Garrity mystery, Midnight Clear (HarperCollins, 1998), was just released. Kathy talked with us about her move from journalist to successful novelist, her latest book, and gives tips for aspiring writers and journalists.

A Conversation With Mort Castle
Have you always dreamed of making it as a horror novelist? Horror author, Executive Editor of Thorby Comics and writing teacher Mort Castle is the man with the answers. The Editor of Writing Horror (Writer's Digest Books, 1997) gives us an inside look at today's horror and comics fields and gives tips to aspiring writers and illustrators.

Talking Romance With Julia Quinn
Listen in on our conversation with popular romance novelist Julia Quinn as we talk about her transition from medical school student to one of Avon's Romantic Treasure authors and her latest book, To Catch an Heiress (Avon, 1998).

Creating the Perfect Setting - Part I
Looking to add a little atmosphere in your writing? This month British Crime author Alex Keegan takes on the important issue of settings in this first of a two part series.

Looking for someone to inspire you in your writing?
Freelance writer Bridget Becker shares her secrets for finding the perfect mentor in her article, "All of My Mentors Are Dead."

A Music Lover's Guide to the Internet
Are you a music lover or a musician? The Internet has a wealth of music resources, and you won't want to miss Greg Knollenberg's article entitled, "A Music Lover's Guide to the Internet."

Book Reviews

Children's Books

Angel Hide and Seek by Ann Turner, Illustrated by Lois Ehlert.
Animals of the Bible by Dorothy P. Lathrop, Text selected by Helen Dean Fish.
A Dozen Dozens by Harriet Ziefert, Illustrated by Chris Demarest.
Zack's Alligator Goes to School by Shirley Mozelle.

Computers/Web Design

How Networks Work by Frank J. Derfler, Jr. & Les Freed.
Netrepreneur by Joseph Lowery.
New Riders' Official World Wide Web Yellow Pages by Marcia Layton.
Visual Basic 6 Interactive Course by Mark Spenik, Andrew J. Indovina, Pierre Boutquin and David Jung.


The Gilded Chain by Dave Duncan.
A Knight of the Word by Terry Brooks.
Link by Walt Becker.
Sky Trillium by Julian May
Song for the Basilisk by Patricia A. McKillip.

General Fiction

Bag of Bones by Stephen King.
Beyond the Wall of Sleep by R. Andrew Heidel.


Almost Human by Lillian M. Robert.
A Breach of Promise by Anne Perry.
Dataman by Tom Mitcheltree.
Death of a Saint Maker by Allana Martin.
Drinker of Blood by Linda Robinson.
Dying to Get Published by Judy Fitzwater.
Midnight Clear by Kathy Hogan Trocheck.
A Perfect Crime by Peter Abrahams.
The Surrogate Assassin by Christopher A. Leppek.


Art: A World History
DK Illustrated Oxford Dictionary
The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene.
Nathalie Dupree's Comfortable Entertaining at Home by Nathalie Dupree.
The New York Public Library Desk Reference edited by Paul Fargis.
The Sophisticated Cookie by Jeanne Benedict.


The Lost Bride by Marianne Willman.
The MacGregor Grooms by Nora Roberts.
Rising Tides by Nora Roberts.
Touch Not the Cat by Tracy Fobes.


1999 Poet's Market by Chantelle Bentley
1999 Writer's Market by Kirsten C. Holm.
Variety Guide to Film Festivals by Steven Gaydos.
The Writer's Complete Fantasy Reference by the editors of Writer's Digest Books.
The Writer's Handbook edited by Sylvia K. Burack.

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