Category Archives: Romancelandia

Looking for a Few Good Women (or Men)

When I was at the RWA conference this past summer, someone asked me how long I’d been reviewing online. “Since 1998,” I replied. Then saw the double take. “1998???” Yep, that long. I’ve watched AAR go from renegade to respected … Continue reading

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Publishers: Take my Money. Please.

Disclaimer:  This is a rant from a consumer’s point of view.  No wait, a pissed off consumer’s point of view. Dear Publishers: As one of your very best customers who routinely buys multiple books each month, you should care what … Continue reading

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Some Good News and Some (Temporary) Not So Good

Here’s the good news:  On Monday, September 6th, AAR will be operating solely on our own spiffy dedicated server. Now for the (temporary) not so good news: In order to make the transfer, the site will be unavailable for message … Continue reading

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RWA: Sandy’s Thoughts

Blythe and Lynn have already done such a great job of summing up our RWA experience, that I’ll only add a few personal notes. I always have a wonderful time at the conference, but I agree with Blythe’s assessment that … Continue reading

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RWA 2010!

Next week is the national conference for Romance Writers of America (RWA). Blythe Barnhill, Sandy Coleman and I will all be attending, and hopefully learning a lot. Last year was my first time at RWA, and while the conference is … Continue reading

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Poll: Author Behavior and Your Buying Decisions

The way I see it the Internet community amounts to a workplace for romance authors. Every single reader who hangs out in Romancelandia is a potential customer for the books authors want to sell. Few of us these days are … Continue reading

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Monday is a Big Day at AAR

The curtain goes up on AAR version 3.0 on Monday morning. We have updated our look and changed our home page and we’re excited to get everyone’s reactions. But, despite our cosmetic changes, rest assured, AAR is going to continue … Continue reading

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Change Is Coming to AAR

You heard it here first, folks:  AAR is about to undergo a facelift. Okay, more of a full facelift for the home page and discrete shots of botox and restalyne for the rest of the site. Confusing, yes?  You won’t … Continue reading

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The Washington Romance Writers 2010 Retreat

How’s that for a picture? Two superstar authors feelin’ the love after a successful booksigning. Hey, it was a moment for me, too. Last weekend I attended the 2010 Washington Romance Writers Retreat and, it’s safe to say, a good … Continue reading

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Force-Feeding Romance: I’m Already Full, Thank You

One of the things romance readers share is the undeniable fact that we are all readers.  And, as the dedicated readers we all are, we are passionate about the books we love. And, in that passion, we want readers to … Continue reading

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