It’s a process

Film still, Pamela Regis interview, Popular Romance Project

Pam Regis, author of A Natural History of the Romance Novel, jumpstarted an online writing romance course–with Jennifer Crusie.

Getting their payoff

Film still, Jessica Andersen, Joseph Friedman, Popular Romance Project

Author Jessica Andersen argues that romance novels provide readers with a world where fairness and justice prevail.

One more glass ceiling

Film still, Jayashree Kamble interview

Scholar Jayashree Kamble got her first academic job as a popular romance scholar.

Overcoming stereotypes

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Scholar An Goris read English-language romance novels in Dutch translation as a child. Today, she studies popular romance.

Subverting the HEA

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Suzanne Brockmann makes sure to put a fresh spin on old tropes in her romance novels.

Enjoying the paranormal

Film still, Jayashree Kamble interview

Paranormal romance lets writers explore more than realistic subgenres.

Attracting a reader

Film still, Jessica Andersen, Joseph Friedman, Popular Romance Project

What do writers think of their covers? Author Jessica Andersen shares her thoughts on the role of covers and titles.

We were all big fish

Film still, Cindy Gerard, interview

Author Cindy Gerard gained confidence and a love of books during her small-town childhood.

Community and writing

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When authors come together, they’re eager to form their own communities, says Seton Hill’s Albert Wendland.

Finding companionship

Film still, Melanie Ann Schaeffer, interview

Melanie Ann Schaeffer wants her baby boomer characters to be vibrant, and not relegated to what outsiders think is “appropriate” for their generation.