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#metoo: Yoohoo, Over Here!

February 16, 2018 11:55 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Two days ago was the first Valentine’s Day since the #metoo movement began. This point was made on Real Time With Bill Maher last Friday (February 9) in anticipation of the 14th. Listen to the exchange between Bill Maher and Bari Weiss, a columnist at the New York Times: Real Time With... read more

Romance Novel Myths: Top Five

October 7, 2016 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

I originally published this blog about romance novel myths on my Goodreads page. Romance Novel Myths #1: Romance novels are stupid. Upfront: yes, some romance novels are stupid. So are some mystery novels, science fiction novels, slice-of-life novels, TV shows, magazine articles, op-ed pieces, political speeches – the list here is... read more

Do Romance Novelists Make Money?

August 19, 2016 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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.

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Outrageous Reversals, Sex and Romance Novels

February 6, 2015 10:35 pm Published by 1 Comment

I’ve just finished Creation of the Sacred. Tracks of Biology in Early Religions by Walter Burkert, Professor of Classics at the University of Zurich, who writes: ”We must acknowledge the highly ambivalent status of sex in all human societies, with all sorts of disclaimers, secrecy, and repression, and the concomitant possibility of... read more

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Genre Etiquette: Politeness, Please

December 11, 2014 10:05 am Published by Leave your thoughts

An example of good genre etiquette: Jane Austen sets the good genre etiquette tone: “If the heroine of one novel be not patronized by the heroine of another, from whom can she expect protection and regard?” Northanger Abbey The broader context of Austen’s authorial intrusion is the following: “I will... read more

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The Mindy Project and Abby the Romance Writer

November 19, 2014 8:34 pm Published by 1 Comment

Yay to The Mindy Project for introducing the character of Abby Berman. She appeared for the first time in the episode entitled Caramel Princess Time. Abby is smart, likeable, and a historical romance writer who describes the genre as “pornography you’re allowed to read on the subway.” Since it’s The... read more