This week, Sarah chats with Sonali Dev, and her dog Simba, about romance reading, romance writing, increasing the diversity of romance in just about every respect, applying Bollywood film structure to romance, and we get some in-depth knowledge about her series. Do not miss her theory about publishing your first
Continuing our series of reader interviews, Sarah chats with Tina Chaney, a longtime romance fan, about discovering romance, mystery favorites, living in Kentucky, and reader shaming. They also talk at length about Tina’s favorite books, and about pet peeves like “danger boner.”
This week, Sarah chats with writer Kelly Faircloth from Jezebel, who has authored several kicking articles about the romance genre. They discuss writing about romance from a journalism perspective, the purposes of sexuality in romance, the shame visited upon romance readers, and the history of some of Kelly’s articles, as
Sarah talks with Petra Mayer, one of the NPR Books editors and chief wrangler of the NPR Summer of Love romance 100 list, which Sarah helped select. This was recorded before the release of the full list, however. They discuss discovering romance, forbidden books, cartoons, fantasy and science fiction romance,
Sarah sits down with Lauren Willig to talk about her book releases. Plural. That’s two books releasing in two weeks - no big deal! They also talk about multi-genre books which blend mystery, romance, and historical fiction. And we discuss what happens when you read historical gossip, the fashions of
Sarah and Jane chat with Elizabeth Lowell about her writing process, all the genres she’s written, the different careers in science that she almost pursued, and how the romance genre has changed from her perspective as a writer. We also discuss her newest book, Perfect Touch.
Sarah gets an update from Sassy Outwater on how her surgery went (spoiler alert: she’s doing good and the doctors seem to have removed ALL the cancer - woo!). We talk about her reading during her recovery, therapy to help her brain rewire itself, and disabled characters in romance. We
Sarah chats with Gloriamarie Amalfitano, a lifelong reader of romance, and self identified Christian feminist. We talk about feminism, Christian scripture and history, and, of course, romance reading recommendations.