Category Archives: Publishing

RT20014: The Author interviews, part three

There were countless authors at RT and I met many of them. Those I interviewed, I asked the same three questions. What is the most interesting piece of research you ever uncovered while writing a book? How have people responded … Continue reading

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Surviving the Convention

Even though I’ve been to BEA (Book Expo America) quite a few times, I wasn’t prepared for the RT convention this year. Although they both revolve around books and finding the right book for the right reader, they are markedly … Continue reading

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RT2014: The Author Interviews, part two

I spent one morning at RT, sitting in the lobby and accosting authors. I asked each the same three questions.

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RT2014: The Author Interviews, part one

I have spent most of my time at RT interviewing authors. I ask each the same three questions. What is the most interesting piece of research you ever uncovered while writing a book? How have people responded to you when … Continue reading

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Romance was reviewed in the NYT…. Let’s make it happen again!

In December I interviewed historical romance author Sarah MacLean. I had contacted her because of a letter she had sent to the New York Times taking them to task for excluding romance authors and their works from a “Sex” issue … Continue reading

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The SA in NA

A few months ago, I wrote a tongue-in-cheek guide to writing a successful New Adult novel. I wrote this piece after reading yet another book that seemed to follow such a formula as to be suspect, that this Mad Libs … Continue reading

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How to write a romance… or not

Since I learned there was such a thing as a How to Write book, I’ve loved those suckers. Even the books that were too basic for me offered something — new advice, a fresh perspective, inspiration to write. There weren’t … Continue reading

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An interview with Courtney Milan (and a giveaway!)

I am a Courtney Milan fan. I’ve read all her novels and novellas. She shines for me in two very clear ways. One, she is a superb novella writer. Two, she incorporates science into her books seamlessly and accurately. I … Continue reading

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Sarah MacLean talks about romance, the New York Times, and upending tropes

  Sarah, this fall the New York Times Book Review published a “Sex” issue that lacked any coverage of the romance or erotica genre. (I read it and steam came out of my ears.) You sent a lovely letter to the editors taking … Continue reading

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Bloggers, Reviewers and Street Teams?

The idea of the street team isn’t brand new; it’s been around the music industry for a while now and it started crossing over into romance at least 5-6 years ago. However, as self-publishing has grown and as ebooks have … Continue reading

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