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 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
By December 23, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

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
By September 19, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

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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10 Questions for Lenora Bell
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10 Questions for Lenora Bell

RWA Golden Heart winner and RITA-nominated Lenora Bell was inspired to begin writing romance fiction after reading an article by Eloisa James in 2005. When she’s not working on her latest historical romance, Bell tries to curb her collector’s cravings for vintage clothes, purses, and costume jewelry. A third-generation Alaskan who grew up in a […]

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10 Questions for Minerva Spencer
By September 5, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

10 Questions for Minerva Spencer

Rising romance star Minerva Spencer launched her writing career with the publication of Dangerous, the first installment in The Outcasts, her Regency-set historical trilogy, in 2018. Dangerous would go on to earn a spot on Booklist’s Top 10 Debut Romances: 2018. And it was was soon followed by Barbarous, which was chosen as one of […]

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10 Questions for Abby Jimenez

10 Questions for Abby Jimenez

Fueled by an abundance of coffee, Minnesota resident Abby Jimenez founded her award-winning company, Nadia Cakes, in her own kitchen in 2007 after discovering she had a rare flair for handling buttercream and pastry bags. After taking home the gold in Food Network’s Cupcake Wars developing a cult following among sweet-toothed fans around the globe, […]

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