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Archive | On Air

156. Bollywood and Romance: An Interview with Sonali Dev

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

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155. Thrillers, Mysteries, and “Danger Boners:” A Reader Interview with Tina Chaney

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.”

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154. An Interview with Kelly Faircloth from Jezebel

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

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153. Sci Fi, Fantasy, Romance, and Cats: An Interview with Petra Mayer, NPR Books Editor

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,

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152. An Interview with Lauren Willig: Two New Books, Two Time Periods, Lots of History

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

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151. History, Historicals, And Suspense: An Interview with Elizabeth Lowell

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.

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150. Read More Romance, Drink More Tea: An Interview With Sassy Outwater

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

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149. An Interview with Gloriamarie, Reader of Romance

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.

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