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100 most popular genre fiction authors : biographical sketches and bibliographies /
Bernard A. Drew.
imprint
Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, 2005.
description
xiii, 593 p. : ports. ; 26 cm.
ISBN
1591581265 (alk. paper)
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Book
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imprint
Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, 2005.
isbn
1591581265 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
6033032
 
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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"[A] well organized, useful, and interestign work ... an excellent resource for finding information about popular genre fiction authors, and for readers advisory service librarians. As such, it is highly recommended for public libraries."- Reference Reviews
"[A] well organized, useful, and interestign work ... an excellent resource for finding information about popular genre fiction authors, and for readers advisory service librarians. As such, it is highly recommended for public libraries." – Reference Reviews
'œThis is a great resource for patrons who want to know more about their favorite authors. It can serve as a good readers' advisory tool. Recommended for all public libraries.'' Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
"[A]n interesting approach, clear organization, and well-written author biographies make this an useful and enjoyable book for both librarians and casual readers....a valuable publication, one that is certain to spawn another such volume. With its colorful coverage of contemporary authors, and a very reasonable price, this would be a good purchase for most public libraries."- Collection Management
" 100 Most Popular Genre Fiction Authors: Biographical Sketches and Bibliographies is a straightforward reference for librarians, researchers, and teen readers....An easy-to-use quick-reference guide, ideal for surveying the creators of some of the most widely beloved authors as well as the nature of their creations." – MBR Reviewer's Bookwatch
"This is a great resource for patrons who want to know more about their favorite authors. It can serve as a good readers' advisory tool. Recommended for all public libraries."- Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
'œ[A] well organized, useful, and interestign work ... an excellent resource for finding information about popular genre fiction authors, and for readers advisory service librarians. As such, it is highly recommended for public libraries.'' Reference Reviews
'œ100 Most Popular Genre Fiction Authors: Biographical Sketches and Bibliographies is a straightforward reference for librarians, researchers, and teen readers....An easy-to-use quick-reference guide, ideal for surveying the creators of some of the most widely beloved authors as well as the nature of their creations.'' MBR Reviewer's Bookwatch
"100 Most Popular Genre Fiction Authors: Biographical Sketches and Bibliographies is a straightforward reference for librarians, researchers, and teen readers....An easy-to-use quick-reference guide, ideal for surveying the creators of some of the most widely beloved authors as well as the nature of their creations."- MBR Reviewer's Bookwatch
" 100 Most Popular Genre Fiction Authors: Biographical Sketches and Bibliographies is a straightforward reference for librarians, researchers, and teen readers....An easy-to-use quick-reference guide, ideal for surveying the creators of some of the most widely beloved authors as well as the nature of their creations." - MBR Reviewer's Bookwatch
" 100 Most Popular Genre Fiction Authors: Biographical Sketches and BibliographieS≪/i> is a straightforward reference for librarians, researchers, and teen readers....An easy-to-use quick-reference guide, ideal for surveying the creators of some of the most widely beloved authors as well as the nature of their creations." - MBR Reviewer's Bookwatch
"This is a great resource for patrons who want to know more about their favorite authors. It can serve as a good readers' advisory tool. Recommended for all public libraries." – Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
"[A]n interesting approach, clear organization, and well-written author biographies make this an useful and enjoyable book for both librarians and casual readers....a valuable publication, one that is certain to spawn another such volume. With its colorful coverage of contemporary authors, and a very reasonable price, this would be a good purchase for most public libraries." – Collection Management
'œ[A]n interesting approach, clear organization, and well-written author biographies make this an useful and enjoyable book for both librarians and casual readers....a valuable publication, one that is certain to spawn another such volume. With its colorful coverage of contemporary authors, and a very reasonable price, this would be a good purchase for most public libraries.'' Collection Management
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Filling a gap left by many traditional biographical dictionaries, this volume provides biographical and bibliographical details on a wide range of genre authors, including Maeve Binchy, Clive Cussler, Dean Koontz, and Robert Ludlum.
Main Description
Genre authors, like genre fiction, are often ignored by traditional biographical dictionaries. Yet genre fans hunger for information about their favorite writers. This compilation focuses exclusively on 100 of today's most popular genre fiction authors. It profiles representatives from all major genres including mystery/detective, crime, adventure/suspense, thriller, horror, fantasy, science fiction, western, historical, women's, and romance. While focusing on such contemporary authors as Julia Alvarez, Maeve Binchy, Tony Hillerman, Dean Koontz, Robert Ludlum, and others, a few mainstays whose works are still in print and widely read (e.g., J.R.R. Tolkien), are included. In addition to information about the personal and writing lives of this fascinating and diverse group, users will find a complete list of their published works--fiction and nonfiction. Black-and-white author photos accompany many of the profiles.
Description for Reader
In addition to information about the personal and writing lives of this fascinating and diverse group, users will find a complete list of their published worksfiction and nonfiction. Black-and-white author photos accompany many of the profiles.
Long Description
Genre authors, like genre fiction, often get no respect. Traditional biographical dictionaries tend to focus on established authors with literary credentials, and if genre writers are included, they are certainly not the focus of the book. Yet genre fans hunger for information about their favorite writers. This compilation focuses exclusively on genre fiction authors, more specifically today's most popular genre authors. It profiles representatives from all major genres (mystery/detective, crime, adventure/suspense, thriller, horror, fantasy, science fiction, western, historical, women's, and romance). Most are contemporary authors, but a few classics who are still in print and widely read (e.g., J.R.R. Tolkien), are included. Featured authors include Julia Alvarez, Maeve Binchy, Lawrence Block, Clive Cussler, Tony Hillerman, Jan Karon, Faye Kellerman, Dean Koontz, Charles de Lint, Robert Ludlum, Terry McMillan, Anne Rice, Nora Roberts, Scott Turow, and Stuart Woods. A wonderful reference, particularly for readers' advisors and adult and teen readers seeking information about their favorite writers, this book can also be used as a source for student reports and research papers. It is an affordable alternative to multivolume sets. Young adult and adult. Grades 10 and up.
Long Description
Genre authors, like genre fiction, often get no respect. Traditional biographical dictionaries tend to focus on established authors with literary credentials, and if genre writers are included, they are certainly not the focus of the book. Yet genre fans hunger for information about their favorite writers. This compilation focuses exclusively on genre fiction authors, more specifically today's most popular genre authors. It profiles representatives from all major genres (mystery/detective, crime, adventure/suspense, thriller, horror, fantasy, science fiction, western, historical, women's, and romance). Most are contemporary authors, but a few classics who are still in print and widely read (e.g., J.R.R. Tolkien), are included. Featured authors include Julia Alvarez, Maeve Binchy, Lawrence Block, Clive Cussler, Tony Hillerman, Jan Karon, Faye Kellerman, Dean Koontz, Charles de Lint, Robert Ludlum, Terry McMillan, Anne Rice, Nora Roberts, Scott Turow, and Stuart Woods. In addition to information about the personal and writing lives of this fascinating and diverse group, users will find a complete list of their published works, fiction and nonfiction. Black-and-white author photos accompany many of the profiles as well. A wonderful reference, particularly for readers' advisors and adult and teen readers seeking information about their favorite writers, this book can also be used as a source for student reports and research papers. It is an affordable alternative to multivolume sets. Young adult and adult. Grades 10 and up.

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