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223. Victorian Feminism and World Traveling Victorian Women: An Interview with Deanna Raybourn

Sarah interviews NYT Bestselling author Deanna Raybourn about Victorian feminists, the changes that happened during Queen Victoria’s reign, and the ways in which women have adapted to technological advances throughout history. We discuss women world travelers, people who explored the world with an incredible number of people in their retinue,

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222. More Behind the Scenes: An Interview with Jessie Edwards

Sarah chats with Avon publicist Jessie Edwards for more behind the scenes info about working in publishing. They talk about Avon’s KissCons, and the value of intimate reader and author events in different locations around the US. They talk about what it’s like being a publicist, and what that

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221. When Poldark Got Really Freaking Dark

TW: discussion rape or attempted rape Inspired by a listener email, Sarah and RedHeadedGirl casually discuss the most recently aired episode of the BBC’s Poldark. They discuss the intricacies of spoilers, and the television portrayal of what in the book is a rape scene, along with the viewer reaction to

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220. New Books and Deep Dives into History: An Interview With Loretta Chase

Sarah interviews New York Times bestselling historical romance author Loretta Chase. They discuss Chase’s new books, writing horrible, dreadful, men, and where she starts in her writing. They also talk about historical details and research, museum exhibits, and deep dives into rabbit holes in history - plus the books that

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219. Listener Email, Voicemail, and Book Recommendations

This week my guests are: you! I have email, voicemail, more email, and an update as to what exactly the hero in Defy Not the Heart learned from a prostitute all those purple leggings ago. I try not to crack up at your email messages, (fail) and I try to

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218. Ghost Stories and Romance (Readers): We Discuss All Books Creepy and Good

Carrie, Elyse, RedHeadedGirl and I chat about ghosts, ghost stories, and reading creepy scary stuff. Some of us don’t think ghosts are real, some of us do - so we talk about it. We also talk about empathy, sensitivity to emotions, and reading for catharsis and vengeance. There are a

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217. Self Publishing, Happy Ever Afters, and Performing Romances: An Interview with Mina V. Esguerra

This week, Sarah chats with author Mina V. Esguerra, a romance writer in the Philippines. They talk about how self-publishing has changed her career immeasurably, and her experience writing characters who endure sexual shaming to reach their happily ever afters. They also discuss the reading series she hosts wherein scenes

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216. Bending the Gender of Sherlock Holmes: An Interview with Sherry Thomas

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 -

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