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Getting Serious about Series Romances
By October 14, 2020 1 Comments Read More →

Getting Serious about Series Romances

Series romances are the literary equivalent of Rodney Dangerfield; they just don’t get any respect. However, libraries dismiss series romances at their own peril. Not only did some of the romance genre’s best-selling and most beloved authors like Nora Roberts, Jayne Ann Krentz, and Farrah Rochon get their start in series romances, but some of […]

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Making Fetch Happen: 16 Dog- and Cat-Friendly Romances
By September 23, 2020 0 Comments Read More →

Making Fetch Happen: 16 Dog- and Cat-Friendly Romances

Pets make everything better. So is it any wonder that many romance novels include a furry, four-footed sidekick in the plot? Authors can showcase the softer side of a hero or heroine who might initially comes across as cold or emotionally distant by incorporating a dog/cat into the love story (as seen with gruff Jack […]

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10 Questions for Olivia Dade
By September 16, 2020 0 Comments Read More →

10 Questions for Olivia Dade

Olivia Dade is a self-proclaimed nerd and book lover and her professional resume includes a master’s in American history, a job bringing that history to life in Colonial Williamsburg (costume included!), and experience working as a high school teacher and librarian (yay!). Dade credits stumbling across her mother’s secret stash of pirate-intensive romances as the […]

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Comparing Notes on Publishing Equity and Inclusion Efforts
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Comparing Notes on Publishing Equity and Inclusion Efforts

In 2015, Lee & Low released its first Diversity Baseline Survey (DBS), which collected concrete data on the diversity of the publishing workforce. DBS was inspired by surveys being conducted within the technology industry, specifically by the work of a software engineer named Tracy Chou, who wondered why her industry, one so closely tied to […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Romance, Focus on Sports, and Focus on Travel
By September 10, 2020 0 Comments Read More →

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Romance, Focus on Sports, and Focus on Travel

The special September 1 & 15 double issue of Booklist is now live. We are twice as excited for this issue’s spotlight on romance with focuses on sports and travel. Inside, we have top-10 lists of both the year’s best romance debuts and the year’s best romance novels for adult and youth readers. Be sure […]

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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 Sabrina Jeffries
By February 13, 2020 0 Comments Read More →

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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