Our author of the month is Linsday McKenna. This is actually a pen name for Eileen Nauman. She wrote a few books under her Nauman name but the bulk of her work is written under the McKenna name. She got her start at Silhouette and to this day she still writes for them. She has books that are in the contemporary line, historical and even in the Silhouette Nocturne (which is paranormal.)
Check her out on her website...
or fantastic fiction
Q:How did you come up with the author of the month?
A:I took our list over to Random.org, copy and pasted our list to the randomizer and utilized the #1 spot as our author of the month.
Q:How long until past spotlight authors can get chosen again?
A:2 years from the month that author was chosen is the soonest they could get chosen again.
Q:I have a favorite author that I would like to nominate. Can I suggest him/her?
A:Absolutely. Just keep in mind that many members don't purchase books but get them from the library so a nominated author should have a large enough backlist that getting books shouldn't be too difficult.
Q:Does a nominated author have to write in a specific genre?
A:Yes and No. Yes every author nominated has to write romance (chick-lit or women's fic would also work as long as the books are considered romance). No a nominated author does not have to write a specific type (sub-genre) of romance. Nominating various authors that write historical, contemporary, romantic suspense, western, paranormal etc. will give a wide variety that should please most members.
Q:Is participation mandatory?
A:Absolutely not. The idea was originally suggested for the author of the month as a way to get more group participation into book discussions. Not everyone chooses to participate in every month. Many members chose not to participate at all. It's all ok.
These are the remaining authors that have been nominated. If you have any other suggestions feel free to nominate more. Keep in mind that we really need suggestions for authors that have a decent backlist so books by the author are easy to find.
Krentz, Jayne Ann
Miller, Linda Lael
Moning, Karen Marie
Phillips, Susan Elizabeth
Putney, Mary Jo
These are authors that have already been in the spotlight and the dates they can get put back into the mix to be chosen again.
Catherine Coulter (August 2012)
Erin McCarthy (September 2012)
LaVyrle Spencer (October 2012 )
Kat Martin (November 2012)
Hannah Howell (December 2012)
Christina Dodd (January 2013)
Heather Graham (February 2013)
Rachel Gibson (March 2013)
Lynsay Sands (April 2013)
Jill Shalvis (May 2013)
Nancy Warren (June 2013)
Amanda Ashley (July 2013)
Paula Quinn (August 2013)
Celeste Bradley (September 2013)
Lori Foster (October 2013)
Dorothy Garlock (November 2013)
Mary Balogh (December 2013)
Georgette Heyer (January 2014)
Stella Cameron (February 2014)
Lorraine Heath (March 2014)
Sherryl Woods (April 2014)
Diana Palmer (May 2014)
Christine Feehan (June 2014)
Lindsay McKenna (July 2014)
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