Bestselling author Sherry Thomas talks with Sarah about her new historical mystery series, featuring a gender-bent Sherlock Holmes, and her keynote address at RWA in 2016. They also discuss languages, learning English by reading romance, and writing in several genres. And of course, what Sherry’s reading and recommending lately -
Sarah interviews bestselling author Julie Kenner, who also writes as J. Kenner. Her latest book Sweetest Taboo came out on October 4 - so it’s release week for her! They discuss theories about romance and why the strongest tropes endure, writing big taboos, writing hot vs. really, really hot, how
Sarah chats with bestselling author Jill Shalvis. They’ve known one another for a long time, but not quite as long as Jill has been writing romance. They discuss writing for multiple publishers over her nearly 20 year career, writing secondary romances within established marriages, the proper gear for writing outside
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