You left voicemail messages! You recorded voice memos! You shared the books that turned you into romance readers! That’s so awesome. I’m sharing your messages, plus two reader messages about romance history, and a very, very honest and important letter from Linda, who was inspired by our episodes with Emily
Sarah interviews author Rhoda Baxter about writing scientist heroines and her most excellent pen name origin story. Along the way they chat about books, television, and movies, the differences between the US “romance” market and the UK “romantic” market, and gin & tonic baked goods.
Sarah interviews contemporary romance author Molly O’Keefe, who also writes erotic contemporary as M. O’Keefe. They discuss the differences between her contemporary romances, and what it means to put the reader through the emotional wringer. They also explore how to build erotic intensity in one’s writing, and the power of
Sarah interviews Suzanne and Matt, who are both romance readers, and Elyse and her husband Rich, who also both read romances. Suzanne introduced her husband to the genre, and their reading experience prompted Suzanne to contact Sarah about whether there were other couples who read romance together. Elyse and Rich,
In an interview recorded at RWA in San Diego, Sarah chats with author Sharon Kendrick, author of 100 books for Harlequin and Mills & Boon. We discuss the particular dynamics of Harlequin Presents, the essential absolute elements Harlequin Presents hero, and the unique connections between people, and between characters. Sharon
Amanda, Elyse, RedHeadedGirl and Sarah chat about reading influences - alas, Carrie couldn’t join us at the last minute. Amanda opens with talking about a Tig Notaro show coming to Amazon this fall, and Elyse explains why her entire office is scared of a woodchuck. We chat about the sexism
Sarah chats with Robin Bradford, known as @Tuphlos on Twitter, and the 2016 RWA Librarian of the Year! They discuss how collection development works, what her responsibilities are, and how she acquires different materials for her library system. They also cover how library acquisitions and methods of cataloging genre fiction
If you’re not familiar with Chuck Tingle, prepare to have your life irrevocably changed. Dr. Tingle is the author of world-famous books such as My Billionaire Triceratops Craves Gay Ass, Pounded by the Gay Color Changing Dress, Pounded in the Butt by my Book, “Pounded in the Butt by My