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Winners, An Announcement, And A Request

WINNERS: From the RITA Best First Book giveaway, Dee F. wins from the group of contemporaries; Amy Kathryn from the historicals; Janet from the paranormals. Check your inboxes! And congratulations to Darynda Jones, who won for First Grave on the Right.

ANNOUNCEMENT: I am re-vamping the interview series I do here at Dear Author. For future installments, you’ll see three diverse books that share one common theme or story thread. Coming soon: a women’s fic, a YA, and an inspirational that all feature a character in foster care. Hope you enjoy, and that brings me to my…

REQUEST: “Intro Interview” won’t work for the series name anymore. I’d be so grateful for new name suggestions that I’ll give a prize (books!) for my favorite idea.

Alison Atlee (also known as "Alyson" here at Dear Author) is fascinated by creative people and how they work, which is why she enjoys contributing author interviews to Dear Author. She likes her romance novels light on the internal monologues, twisty with the conventions, and brimming with voice. Her favorite book at age ten? "An Old-Fashioned Girl" by Louisa May Alcott.


  1. Janine
    Aug 29, 2012 @ 23:44:23

    Leave me out of the prize drawing but how about “Common Thread Interview”?

  2. Kaetrin
    Aug 30, 2012 @ 00:28:10

    How about “Three Takes, One Theme”? or just “Three Takes”.

  3. Lorenda Christensen
    Aug 30, 2012 @ 04:46:00

    I like Kaetrin’s Three Takes idea. A slightly sillier version: Trope Trilogy

  4. Jane Lovering
    Aug 30, 2012 @ 06:38:47

    Theme Talk?

  5. CG
    Aug 30, 2012 @ 06:42:38

    Three of a Kind?

  6. Ellen
    Aug 30, 2012 @ 06:48:08

    Menage a Trois (okay, so the inspie/Christian component probably won’t like)

  7. Lil
    Aug 30, 2012 @ 07:15:50

    But that’s just like…?

  8. Suz Glo
    Aug 30, 2012 @ 07:19:56

    I like this idea. It’s always interesting to me how different authors approach a similar topic. How about “In Other Words . . . . One Theme, Three Genres” for a title? Or “C & C: Compare and Contrast”?

  9. Peggy
    Aug 30, 2012 @ 08:15:30

    How abotu “On the same page”

  10. Ruth (CO)
    Aug 30, 2012 @ 09:45:00

    How about Three Faces One

  11. jody
    Aug 30, 2012 @ 10:02:44

    DA’s Triple Play?

  12. LauraB
    Aug 30, 2012 @ 10:54:48


    I like this one a lot! Good suggestion. Will this feature occur on a specific day? Weekly or monthly? You could do something like Thematic Thursdays (mmm… alliteration).

  13. Alyson
    Aug 30, 2012 @ 19:59:06

    So many great suggestions! I’m still pondering, but at the moment, the rhythm of Jody’s suggestion, DA’s Triple Play, is hooking me. Jody, I’ll be in touch. Everyone else, many warm thanks for sharing your ideas.

  14. Dee F.
    Sep 03, 2012 @ 13:01:02

    Many thanks, Alyson for choosing me as a winner for the contemporary RITA books. I’ve been looking for your email in my inbox, but haven’t seen it yet. I’m moving soon and will be out of touch for a bit, or I wouldn’t press!

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