How I Write--Secrets of a Bestselling Author--by Janet Evanovich with Ina Yalof, published by St. Martin's Griffin, 2006
Janet Evanovich, author of the wildly popular Stephanie Plum series, got off to a rather slow start—she did not publish her first book until the age of forty-three. She’s certainly made up for it having developed into an incredibly successful literary phenomenon. Along the way she’s learned some valuable lessons—largely based upon personal experience—about the mechanics of writing. In How I Write, co-written by Ina Yalof, along with the support of Alex Evanovich, Janet’s daughter, these lessons are generously shared with the reader. Utilizing a Q&A format, Evanovich provides entertaining answers that writers of any genre will find informative and helpful. The interested reader, regardless of skill level, can learn valuable lessons about dialogue, point of view, structure, plot, transitions, and the entire publishing process. If you enjoy being entertained while studying your craft, you will thoroughly enjoy How I Write.