AAR Featured in Bodice Ripper-Free Article on CNN.com

The mainsteam media came a-callin’ again and this time it came without any attitude. Woohoo!

I was interviewed last week about the popularity of vampire romances by Lisa Respers France, a reporter who told me she is a voracious reader. And, apparently, she is a reader with a wide open mind because there is not a whiff of ‘tude in the piece. How refreshing is that?

Ms. France also talked to J.R. Ward, Laurell K. Hamilton, Heather Graham, and Judy Scott of RWA about the appeal of the vampire and romance as one of the few bright spots in today’s economy. But I’m in there, too, talking about how smart women read romance. ¬†And how great writers write romance. And about how many intelligent women who read romance are now out of the closet. It’s good to be out of the closet, isn’t it?

My thanks to Ms. France for the fun time I had talking to her about one of my favorite subjects and for writing such a balanced and attitude-free article on romance.

-Sandy AAR

6 thoughts on “AAR Featured in Bodice Ripper-Free Article on CNN.com

  1. Awesome! Not my fave trope but any reporter who writes about romance with a balanced and attitude-free approach — that’s worth celebrating!!

  2. Wow! A romance-friendly reporter! And AAR got included in the article. Good job, you guys! AAR definitely has a presence out there.

  3. Love being an out-of-the-closet romance reader who has a PhD & a few master degrees. Although it took me longer to get set free, I’ve praised romance novels for providing me with an extensive vocabulary since age 10.

    Hooray for romance novels & its intelligent readers!

  4. What a co-incidence. Like MarieM I am also a Phd & a few master degrees and have been reading romance novels for a long time now. I have never tried to justify or explain my interest in reading romance novels to anyone – strangers staring down at you or friends who can’t understand what is so interesting abou them. My reaction to friends is “try reading a book I give you and then let me know your views”. As teh saying goes, one can beat ignorance but not prejudice – so none of the friends have taken up my offer so far. No worries – the world is a large place and can fit in all of us!

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