This post originally appeared on my Goodreads page in 2014. On May 2, 2014, the New York Times reported the... read more
It’s still Valentine’s Day week! So I thought it would be fun to share my overview of all the different... read more
In honor of Valentine’s Day, I am reposting this blog post from last year about what romance novels have taught... read more
The symposium Gender, Sexuality, Feminism and the Romance Novel is being live-streamed on Friday, February 10 from 2:00 – 5:00.... read more
Title Image: East Duke Building, Duke University On Friday, February 10 from 2:00 – 5:00 I will be moderating “Gender,... read more
Partial of the movie poster for Casanova. Casanova is an example of the Ideal Lover. I recommend Robert Greene’s The... read more
Title Image: East Duke Building, East Campus, Duke University On February 10, 2017 I will be hosting a symposium on... read more
There are so many myths about Romance novels, what the genre entails, and who the readers are. I originally published... read more
When discussing whether or not a romance novelist is successful, many people focus on how much money for romance novels sales the author makes. However, is that really the only piece that determines whether or not a romance author, or any author is successful.
Romantic international settings are popping up more frequently in romance novels. Spurred by wanderlust millennials, are these new international locations the new mainstay in romance writing or just a passing fad?