September 2000 Issue

The Internet Writing Journal
ISSN No. 1095-3973
Volume 4, Issue 8.

In This Issue:

A Conversation With Elizabeth Lowell
You won't want to miss our exclusive interview with New York Times bestselling romance novelist Elizabeth Lowell, author of Amber Beach (Avon), Jade Island (Avon), Pearl Cove (Avon), and her latest release, Midnight in Ruby Bayou (William Morrow). With 23 million copies of her books in print in genres including romance, mystery and SF, she has legions of fans all over the world, and is a recipient of the Romance Writers of America Lifetime Achievement Award. Midnight in Ruby Bayou, the last book in the popular Donovan family series, is a sexy thriller set against the cutthroat world of the ruby trade that has already hit the Times list. Elizabeth spoke to us about her new book, how she juggles her writing career and a family at the same time, and shares some insights as to why romance is the most popular genre of books sold in America.

A Conversation With Tracy Fobes
Do you like a little paranormal twist in your romance novels? Then you won't want to miss our talk with award-winning romance novelist, Tracy Fobes. The author of such popular paranormal romance titles as Touch Not the Cat, Forbidden Garden, and her latest release, Daughter of Destiny, actually started her career as a systems analyst. Tracy talked with us about her latest book, her change in careers from computers to paranormal romance, and gives some savvy advice for aspiring writers.

Mothers Who Write: Roxana Robinson
In her exciting new series about mothers who write, Cheryl Dellasega, Ph.D. talks to literary novelist Roxana Robinson, the author of Georgia O'Keeffe: A Life (University Press of New England, 1999) and This Is My Daughter: A Novel (Touchstone Books, 1999) who was recently named one of the Year 2000 Guggenheim Fellowship winners.

Tone: The Writer's Voice in the Reader's Mind
In his article "Tone: The Writer's Voice in the Reader's Mind," award-winning horror author and teacher Mort Castle, author of Moon on the Water: Selected Stories 1972-1999 (Dark Tales) and Writing Horror (Writer's Digest Books) focuses on a crucial aspect of writing: tone. Let Mort show you how to spice up your writing and avoid common mistakes that beginning writers make.

Build-A-Song Part VIII: Finishing Touches
In her article, "Build-A-Song Part VIII: Finishing Touches," nationally syndicated radio talk show host, songwriter and CEO of CQK Music & Records Mary Dawson continues her advice on building a song from the ground up in this final entry in her popular series on songwriting.

Starving Writer No More
Have you wanted to break into the lucrative world of corporate freelancing, but just haven't quite figured out how to do it? Let Peter Bowerman, author of The Well-Fed Writer (Fanove), show you the way in his article, "Starving Writer No More."

Writing For Commercial Websites
In her article, "The Online Freelance Goldmine: Write for Commercial Websites and Get Paid," Krista McGruder gives some great tips and advice for breaking into the lucrative online content market.

Book Reviews

Children's Books

Gershon's Monster by Eric A. Kimmel, Illustrated by Jon J. Muth
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling, Illustrated by Mary Grandpre
I Lost My Bear by Jules Feiffer
Penelope Jane, A Fairy's Tale (with CD) by Rosanne Cash, Illustrated by G. Brian Karas
What to Expect When the Babysitter Comes by Heidi Murkoff, Illustrated by Laura Rader

Computer Books

CG101: A Computer Graphics Industry Reference by Terrence Masson
How to Use Digital Video by Dave Johnson
SAMS Teach Yourself MySQL in 21 Days by Mark Maslakowski
SAMS Teach Yourself PHP4 in 24 Hours by Matt Zandstra
Web Application Development with PHP 4.0 by Tobias Ratschiller and Till Gerken


Moon on the Water: Selected Stories 1972-1999 by Mort Castle
Wheel of the Infinite by Martha Wells
Wilderness by Dennis Danvers
Wit'ch Storm: The Banned and the Banished (Part 2) by James Clemens
Wit'ch War: The Banned and the Banished (Part 3) by James Clemens

General Fiction

World of Pies by Karen Stolz


Blue Gold by Clive Cussler with Paul Kemprecos
A Conventional Corpse by Joan Hess
Deadly Decisions by Kathy Reichs
Death Benefit by Philip Harper
Don't Forget to Die by Margaret Chittenden
Dying to See You by Margaret Chittenden
The Ice Limit by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
Murder on the Gravy Train by Phyllis Richman


Dark Magic by Christine Feehan
Daughter of Destiny by Tracy Fobes
Midnight in Ruby Bayou by Elizabeth Lowell
A Secret Love by Stephanie Laurens


The Complete Guide to Book Publicity by Jodee Blanco
The Penguin Dictionary of American English Usage and Style by Paul W. Lovinger
The Well-Fed Writer by Peter Bowerman

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