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In the Press – Videos & Radio

Suspense, Surprise Part Of Romance Novelist's Job

2014 ITW ThrillerFest Banquet Awards

Interview with author Brenda Novak at ThrillerFest in NYC

Brenda Novak - Whiskey Creek Video Update

Harlequin In Conversation: Brenda Novak on Whiskey Creek (Harlequin TV)


Joey Mitchell Show

KNXV 11:00 AM

Fox 40 11/18/11

Cap Radio

KMAX 2/10/11 8:00 AM

KQCA 8/3/10 8:40AM

Speaking Channel

Mose Persico Show

Good Morning America Health

In the Press – Articles

Thriller Fest Flyer

Brenda Novak 2014 Silver Bullet Recipient
Thrillerfest IX July 8-12, 2014
Grand Hyatt, NYC
List Of Attendees | PDF

Simply Books

Romance Edition - Article: Brenda Novak Four Questions & Answers

February - May 2015

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Career Achievement Award

2014 ROMStats

2014 Bestselling Authors

November 2015 RWR

First For Women Magazine

November 30, 2015 Featured Book: THIS HEART OF MINE First for Women is published by Bauer Media Group in the USA. It was started in 1989, and has a circulation of 1.3 million. Brenda’s book, THIS HEART OF MINE, is one of “the 5 paperbacks” recommended in this issue by editor-at-large Lorraine Sullivan.
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Southern Writers Magazine Jan/Feb 2018 Issue

Southern Writers, THE AUTHOR'S MAGAZINE featuring Brenda Novak, Right Where She Belongs Read story | PDF

November, 2012 Featured Cover Story: WHEN SNOW FALLS

Women and men of all ages and backgrounds, both domestic and international, faithfully read RT BOOK REVIEWS. This issue features the book, WHEN SNOW FALLS, as the cover story, and an RT Book Reviews TOP PICK.

First For Women Magazine

October 22, 2012 Featured Book: WHEN LIGHTNING STRIKES

First for Women is published by Bauer Media Group in the USA. It was started in 1989, and has a circulation of 1.3 million. Brenda’s book, WHEN LIGHTNING STRIKES, is one “the 6 paperbacks” recommended in this issue by editor Lorraine Sullivan.
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Sactown Magazine

August – September, 2012 Featured Book: WHEN LIGHTNING STRIKES

Sactown magazine is the Sacramento region’s largest and most respected city magazine, with an average circulation of 40,000 and with 16 national awards for publishing excellence in the areas of editorial, design and photography — more than any other magazine in Sacramento’s history. Among those awards is the Maggie Award for Best City & Metropolitan Magazine by the Western Publishing Association. Sactown’s Elyssa Lee inteviews Brenda for Sactown’s Q&A section of this issue.
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Her Life Magazine

February, 2012 Featured Book: INSIDE

Her Life Magazine is a monthly women’s lifestyle magazine that’s a full color, glossy publication with local editions in Capital/Adirondack; Central Valley, California; Denver/Boulder; Kansas City; South Florida; and the Twin Cities. This issue features the book, INSIDE, in the Book Club section, where reviewer Kathleen Krueger describes her “enjoyment of the book as a whole” and particularly admires “the overall intrigue and complexity of the characters”.
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First For Women Magazine

(circulation: 1.3 million) July 18, 2011 Featured Book: INSIDE

First for Women is published by Bauer Media Group in the USA. It was started in 1989, and has a circulation of 1.3 million. This issue features the book, INSIDE, under “Suspense”, where editor, Lorraine Sullivan, gives it a glowing review.
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Life & Style Weekly

(circulation: 681,723) July 6, 2011 Life and Style Editorial + Win It! Brenda Novak Book and Scarf

Life & Style Weekly is an American celebrity gossip magazine. The magazine is geared towards lifestyle trends, and bills itself on “helping readers incorporate” celebrity beauty, clothing and body trends into their own lifestyle. The Life & Style Weekly editorial features the book, INSIDE, and scarf as a giveaway in the print edition that is on sale the week of July 6, 2011.
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(circulation: 377,500) June 3, 2011 Fit To Be Tied: A Classic Accessory Returns (print version and online version: Newsday is a daily American newspaper that primarily serves Nassau and Suffolk counties and the New York City borough of Queens on Long Island, although it is sold throughout the New York metropolitan area. Its weekday circulation of 377,500 was the 11th-highest in the United States, and the highest among suburban newspapers.
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Walnut Creek Magazine

May/June 2011 Good Reads: Inside

First launched in 1998 as a downtown shopping and dining directory, in 2006, Walnut Creek Magazine was transformed into a glossy, full-color publication. Today, the magazine reaches visitors and residents in Walnut Creek, Lafayette and Pleasant Hill through a dense distribution network that saturates the market. Walnut Creek Magazine is the go-to resource for local information. Our readers love the magazine because it focuses on them and celebrates their unique city that boasts abundant open-space for recreation, a regional performing arts center and world-class shopping and dining.Reaching more than 30,000 readers with each issue, six times per year, visitors enjoy Walnut Creek Magazine in their hotel rooms while residents find it in restaurants, health clubs, boutiques, salons, medical offices, grocery stores and a host of other key upscale locations throughout the area.
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May/June 2011 AVENTURA Magazine is “The Source for Intelligent Luxury Living, a reflection of the defining aspects of everyday life in South Florida”. INSIDE is the Editor’s pick as beach read that will make life more fun. 
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Health Monitor Diabetes Magazine

April/May 2011 Running a Happy Household When a Child Has Diabetes
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First For Women Magazine

(circulation: 1.3 million) January 10, 2011 Featured Book: KILLER HEAT

First for Women is published by Bauer Media Group in the USA. It was started in 1989, and has a circulation of 1.3 million. This issue features the book, KILLER HEAT, under “Suspense”, where editor Krista Winston give it a glowing review.
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Glow Magazine

Fall/Winter 2010 Melissa Bourbon Ramirez, A Call to Action Against Juvenile (Type 1) Diabetes (pp. 72 – 75) 
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B Magazine

October – November, 2010 Killer Heat

All sections of B Magazine focus on individual beauty and lifestyle, and are filled with inspirational tips, techniques, and behind the scenes information, direct from industry professionals.In their “Editors’ Watch” section, the B Magazine editors recommend Killer Heat: “it’s as hot as its name”.
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Alive Magazine

October, 2010 White Heat

ALIVE Magazine was launched in October, 2002. With its fresh editorial approach, surprise celebrity covers and eye-catching design, ALIVE quickly become a must-read for St. Louisans looking for information the lastest on fashion, entertainment, culture, dining, nightlife, wedding planning, home design.
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Gadabout Media

July 16, 2010 White Heat

Founded in 2009, Gadabout Media is a network of blogs for every day people about every day issues. They have bloggers from all over North America and from Australia. Gadabout editor Michelle Hamor features the book, WHITE HEAT, in her post.
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Makeup University

July 3, 2010 White Heat

Beauty for the busy mom, bride, beginner & everyone in between.

Makeup University’s Cherelynn Baker recommends White Heat.
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Mira Magazine

July, 2010 The Department 6 Trilogy

MIRA! features the latest news and exclusive interviews on all your favorite Latin stars. Every week MIRA! brings you the backstage scenes at the most popular concerts, the freshest news and gossip and the real life story behind the headlines and more.In their “Mira Enonda” (“Mira Lookout”) section, the Mira editors recommend Brenda’s Department 6 Trilogy — “tres libros debes leer” (“three books you must read”).
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In-Flight Insider

June, 2010 White Heat

In-Flight Insider provides travelers with the latest luxury trends and practical insider tips on travel preparation, health, safety, style, and products — all designed to upgrade their flying and travel experience.Editor Carolyn Paddock calls Brenda’s Department 6 Trilogy “The Perfect ‘Plane Read’!”
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USA Today

September 2009 The Perfect Murder

USA Today

August 2009 The Perfect Liar

The Sacramento Bee

August 10, 2009 Passions of a Modern Woman

RTBook Reviews

July 2009 The Morgue Adventure


June 2008 Interview with Brenda Novak Podcast (new site)

Sacramento Magazine

November 2007, By the Book – Brenda Novak

RT Book Reviews Magazine

August 2007 Cover: “Masters of Romantic Suspense”

Romantic Times Book Reviews

January 2007 Magazine Cover Brenda Novak

The Sacramento Bee

February 18, 2003 Romance Writers Talk Romance

Sacramento Magazine

December 2002 Adore the Amour, Brenda Novak