The first year I did Read-A-Romance, a French romance blogger named translated every single essay into French and posted them on her Facebook page. I was stunned and pleased and grateful.
Karen was my first French romance reader friend, followed by Fabiola, who is part of a larger group of romance readers and fans known as Les Romantiques. And over the last two days I’ve had the joy and privilege of taking part (in a very small way ...
Kathryn Falk photographed by Bobbi Dumas.
Greetings from Las Vegas and the RT convention, the biggest romance lovers’ party—er, convention ever!
This is a record year for RT, with over 3,000 registered conventioneers swarming the Rio Hotel.
I don’t really think there is a better (or bigger) representation of the sheer ebullience and enthusiasm romance readers have for this genre. Lines snaking through the halls; women waiting with bated breath to meet favorite authors; friends meeting up year after year to see each other and ...
I don’t know if you’ve heard, but Susan Mallery is wrapping up her long-running and crazy popular Fool’s Gold series this month, when Best Of My Love releases on April 26:
To overcome her painful past and convince her stubborn psyche that men can be trusted, Fool’s Gold baker Shelby Gilmore persuades town Casanova and Adventure Tour Guide Aidan Mitchell to embark on a friends-only experiment, since he’s become a player even he doesn’t respect. Despite their best ...
It’s a gloomy rainy day in Wisconsin as I write this, a perfect day for reading.
Last week I mentioned that I’d downloaded Nadia Hashimi’s The Pearl That Broke Its Shell, as well as Jenny Han’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.
I have to be honest, Hashimi’s book is beautiful and tragic, and, while I’m hoping for a happy ending, I find I can only listen to it in bits because the plight of the women of ...
I hope you’re reading the wonderful posts on Women’s History at Read-A-Romance this month. (You can see the full calendar of authors here.)
Like a few of the writers, two of my favorite time periods are the World War eras, though World War I seems especially heart-breaking.
After reading Beatriz Williams’ and Evangeline Holland’s wonderful posts that touched on the impact of the Great War, two books I’d had on hold on Overdrive/audio for a few weeks ...
Last weekend, I was honored to sit on a panel on romance in Chicago after viewing Laurie Kahn’s wonderful documentary, Love Between the Covers. Then I got to hang out with some of the awesome women from the Chicago RWA chapters, Windy City and Chicago North.
Spending time with other women who love to read or write romance reminds me how terrific this community can be, and how quick the trip can be to friendliness. We know how ...
Has spring weather come to your neck of the woods? It hit 70 degrees two days ago in Wisconsin. All the snow is gone, and I’m crossing my fingers that warm weather sticks for good this season.
In other news, I hope you’re following the Women’s History Month event at Read-A-Romance. I’ve added some fantastic authors to my TBR pile.
But then there’ve been so many great recent releases too!
I love Cindy Gerard and her One-Eyed Jacks ...
Are you a history fan?
If so, then I hope you also know that March is Women’s History Month.
I’ve often talked (and written) about my belief that the romance industry is arguably the most successful women’s business in history, and also that one of the reasons I love romance novels is that they make us feel more positive, optimistic, and uplifted.
One of the reasons I love historical romance (and historical women’s fiction, preferably with romantic elements ...