RedHeadedGirl and Sarah talk about Grey, Roman appetites, historical food and recipes, historical re-reads, Poldark, and books and tv shows that scare us.
Jen Lois, Professor of Sociology at Western Washington University in Bellingham, and Joanna Gregson, Professor of Sociology at Pacific Lutheran University, sit down with Sarah to discuss studying the community of romance from a sociological perspective. We talk about the sneers and the leers that romance writers and readers
Sarah and Jane interview Julie James about her newest book, Suddenly One Summer, and about the varying pressures on authors to publish a book more than once a year, or every 90 days. We discuss beats in storytelling, reader expectations, and make some book recommendations as well.
Continuing our conversation from last week’s podcast, Jaye Wells and Sarah discuss Jaye’s MFA program, her works in progress, what happens when urban fantasy writers combine worlds, and the future of urban fantasy. Then Sarah tackles some listener email about choosing what to review on a blog, finding new releases,
At RT in May 2015, as always, I saw next to Jaye Wells during the booksigning, which is one of the best parts of RT for me. This year we had a really interesting conversation about the idea of "strong female characters," and what that means. Why do we use
Sarah interviews Rachel Aaron about writing fantasy, her trip to RT as a person who doesn’t write primarily romance, and about the science and data of tracking her writing process. They also discuss world building and romance authors Rachel particularly loves, and offer fantasy recommendations for the romance readers.
This week, Sarah interviews bestselling historical author Caroline Linden about her Scandals series, her upcoming book, Love in the Time of Scandal, and about her education in mathematics. We talk about math, romance novels, and the sexually explicit historical literature she read while doing research for this series, too.
We're in Dallas, Texas, at the 2015 Romantic Times BookLovers' Convention, talking about books and more! First, a micro-interview with historical romance author Piper Huguley, who answered my call in a previous podcast for three-question interviews at RT. I asked her more than three questions but I think that was