Author Archive: John Charles

The Romance Writers of America 2002 Librarian of the Year, Charles has been reviewing romances for Booklist since 1999 and is the author of Romance Today: An A to Z Guide to Contemporary American Romance. After working for the Scottsdale Public Library System for 30 years, Charles retired and went to work for Scottsdale's independent bookstore the Poisoned Pen, where he still gets to push books but has to deal with far fewer computer questions.

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10 Questions for Susan Elizabeth Phillips

10 Questions for Susan Elizabeth Phillips

New York Times best-selling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips began writing after bonding with a neighbor over their shared loved of books. The two women decided to try their hand at writing their own romance, The Copeland Bride, which was published under the pseudonym Justine Cole in 1983. Phillips then began writing on her own, completing […]

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10 Questions for Farrah Rochon

10 Questions for Farrah Rochon

Farrah Rochon began writing while working on her bachelor of science at Xavier University of Louisiana; she went on to receive her master’s degree at Southeastern Louisiana University. Rochon’s first book, Deliver Me, was published in 2007, and since then she’s authored more than 30 novels as well a half dozen novellas, earning two Romance […]

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10 Questions for Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick

10 Questions for Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick

New York Times best-selling Jayne Ann Krentz has built a successful career writing novels under three pen names: Amanda Quick for romantic suspense set in the past, Jayne Ann Krentz for the present, and Jayne Castle for the future. Inspired by her own love of books, such as The Black Stallion and the Nancy Drew […]

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10 Questions for Amy Jarecki

10 Questions for Amy Jarecki

Amy Jarecki’s career resume includes singing and dancing for the Follies and working as a ballet dancer, a plant manager, and an accountant for the Australian cookie company Arnott’s Biscuits. After earning an MBA from Heroit-Watt University in Scotland, Amy began writing her award-winning and best-selling books, many of which feature the bold and brave […]

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10 Questions for Martha Waters

10 Questions for Martha Waters

A lover of romantic comedies, England, and gin cocktails (and not necessarily in that order), Martha Waters grew up in Florida, attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and now works as a children’s librarian in North Carolina. When Martha is not encouraging the next generation of readers to pick up a book, […]

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10 Questions for Janna MacGregor
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10 Questions for Janna MacGregor

Born and raised in Missouri, Janna MacGregor graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, clerked for a district judge, and worked as a lawyer in private practice. MacGregor was inspired to try writing her own romance novel after rediscovering the romance genre as a reader and attending a romance book convention in […]

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10 Questions for Sabrina Jeffries
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10 Questions for Sabrina Jeffries

Writing under three different names, New York Times best-selling Sabrina Jeffries is the author of more than 50 novels and works of short fiction. Jeffries, who has a PhD in English literature, began writing romances while working as a professor and later as a technical editor/writer. Now, fueled by plenty of chocolate and the love […]

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10 Questions for Tracey Livesay
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10 Questions for Tracey Livesay

A graduate of the University of the Virginia School of Law and a former criminal defense attorney, Tracey Livesay traded in defending the U.S. Constitution in favor of playing literary matchmaker and couldn’t be happier. Tracey is the author of six contemporary romances (and counting), including Love Will Always Remember, which won the 2018 Emma […]

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Do You Read What I Read? 14 Romance Novels for the Holidays
By September 26, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

Do You Read What I Read? 14 Romance Novels for the Holidays

It might only be September, but for romance readers it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas—or Hanukkah! Every year the number of holiday romance titles with which publishers gift readers increases exponentially, and 2019 is no exception. The good news is that with such a bounty of choices, there truly is a holiday […]

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10 Questions for Tessa Dare
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10 Questions for Tessa Dare

Goddess of the Hunt, the first romance novel by Tessa Dare, a New York Times best-selling and RITA award-winning author, was published in 2009. Now one decade, five series, and 24 books later, Dare is still enchanting readers with her signature literary mix of love, laughter, and happily ever afters. A book lover from early […]

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