Category Archives: AAR Blythe

RWA – Thursday

The first full day of RWA is in the books. Lynn, Dabney, and I have been busy observing, reporting, tweeting, and okay…celebrating. One change this year is that there are no luncheons; the sessions with featured speakers are breakfast sessions … Continue reading

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RWA (and AAR) is in the Big Apple!

One of the most fun parts of Romancelandia is the annual Romance Writers of America conference held each year in July. Last year it was in sweltering San Antonio and this year, still sweltering, its attendees are in New York … Continue reading

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Romance in Real Life: Personality and Love

So I’m still not reading much (though I did manage a re-read of my favorite romance novel of all time, Mary Balogh’s Slightly Dangerous). I have, though, been paying a lot of attention to real life romance because that’s where … Continue reading

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The Mother of All Reading Slumps

I’ve heard of reading slumps before. I mean, I’ve been at this for awhile now. Others have written about them at length, both on our news blog and at LLB’s old At the Back Fence column. But until now, I’ve … Continue reading

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Fifty Shades the Movie: Blythe’s Take

Okay, everyone and their dog has weighed in on this one, whether it’s because they saw it, didn’t see it and didn’t think anyone should see it either, or are waiting until it comes out on DVD so they can … Continue reading

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Writing a New Love Story

How good are you at reading in between the lines? If you’re better than me, maybe you saw my impending divorce coming before I did. When I blog, I tend to take inspiration from what’s going on in my own … Continue reading

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Let’s Stop Winter from Coming: AAR Weighs in on the Ellora’s Cave Suit against Dear Author

Note: None of us here at AAR is a legal expert on defamation, and we’re not going to pretend to be for purposes of this blog. Nothing on here is intended to serve as legal advice. Laws changes, and they … Continue reading

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RWA 2014 – My Wrap Up

I think I’ll think of RWA 2014 as the “Can’t we all just get along?” conference (subtitled, “of course we can!”). Or, to paraphrase a Zora Neale Hurston quote, there are conferences that ask questions and conferences that answer. This … Continue reading

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Snippets from RWA2014

Blythe and I had a great time at RWA2014. We both have interviews and insights to share and we will be publishing columns over the next few weeks sharing our encounters and experiences. 

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News from San Antonio

I I had to hit the ground running At RWA this year, leaving a family reunion in just enough time to make it to the Literacy Signing. Not the most relaxing way to start off a conference, but then you … Continue reading

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