Hi Fellow Readers,

Ever wonder why an author decides to write a romance or mystery or thriller? Though many authors work within one genre, some like to mix it up. This week, award winning author Robin Wells is on Shelf Pleasure explaining why she made the move to historical fiction after years of writing happily-ever-after romance novels. Wells provides an interesting perspective of how a writer’s career can evolve. Also check out the second installment in our three part series, From Work to Writing, as author Jonathan Putnam shares how his legal career and love of fiction led to his new mystery series.

Here are the stories you shouldn’t miss:

Transitioning from Romance to Women’s Fiction 
“Write the book you’d love to read but can’t find, because it hasn’t been written yet.” Author Robin Wells on making the switch from romance novels to historical fiction.

From Trial Lawyer to Novelist
In the second column in our three-part series, From Work to Writing, renowned trial lawyer turned novelist Jonathan Putnam explains how his new series combines his legal experience with his love of fiction and Abraham Lincoln.

One Book. Two Readers. Different Meanings.
Author Diana Y. Paul on how different readers react to the same book and how book clubs, especially, can inspire authors.

Diversity in Publishing
Diversity, or the lack of it, is a big issue in the publishing industry. Catriona McPherson, immediate past president of Sisters in Crime and Report for Change team leader, talks about the ongoing changes in the mystery writing genre–and how you can help shape the future of publishing.

Best New Books
Summer isn’t over yet! Add these books to your vacation or beach day packing list.

Reading Roundup: Game of Thrones: The Concert
Did you know that E is the most commonly used letter in the English language? Which makes it even more amazing that two authors managed to write entire novels never using the letter. And in this week’s Game of Thrones news, the GOT orchestra is coming to a concert hall near you. Learn more and get your tickets!

the-singles-game by lauren weisberger

We’re taking a break from the world …

And going with something light and frivolous. The Singles Game by Lauren Weisberger is a fun read from the author who brought us The Devil Wears Prada. This time, we enter the high-stakes world of pro tennis. With a tough new coach remaking her image and a boyfriend who happens to be one of the most gorgeous men in the world, Charlie Silver’s star is on the rise. But how far is she willing to go to get to the top? Complete with designer labels, celebrity parties and steamy dates, The Singles Game just might be perfect distraction from the fact that summer is almost over.

Until next week, happy reading!