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.
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,