Janie B. Cheaney

Janie is a senior writer for WORLD Magazine based in Missouri. She writes novels for young adults, is the author of the Wordsmith creative writing series, and reviews books at RedeemedReader.com. Follow Janie on Twitter @jbcheaney.

Modesty ablaze

| Author Wendy Shalit hopes to make modesty stylish
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 9/15/07, 12:00 am

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Shock reporters

| Controversy surrounds recent series of articles in The New Republic
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 8/25/07, 12:00 am

About 40 years ago, Tom Wolfe defined the limits of "gonzo journalism": exaggerated, subjective, and highly stylized, though mostly factual. Many have felt called to its style but only a handful have succeeded.

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Flame burns on

| Katherine Erin Woodiwiss' novels sold over 36 million copies worldwide
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 8/04/07, 12:00 am

Thirty-five years ago, a paperback novel called The Flame and the Flower revolutionized the romance genre. Or so the story goes: pre-Flame, slim sappy volumes of cute meetings and chaste courtship; post-Flame, hefty sagas of tempestuous meetings and steamy encounters. Thus, Kathleen Erin Woodiwiss, who died of cancer last month, was saluted as the Mother of Modern Historical Romance by the Romance Writers of America (an organization that didn't even exist in 1972) at their annual convention in Dallas.

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