Lady Jane’s Salon


Romance authors read aloud from their work on the first Monday of every month in the Soho district of New York City. The cover charge for Lady Jane’s Salon is $5 or “one gently used romance novel.” Net proceeds from the events support an end-of-year donation to a NYC women’s charity.

Lady Jane’s Salon was launched in 2009 by three romance authors (Maya Rodale, Hope Tarr, Leanna Renee Hieber) and a book blogger (Ron Hogan). Their series features romance writers from all the romance subgenres, from inspirational love stories to suspense thrillers with murder and mayhem. My crew and I were there with with camera and sound gear the month that Karen Rose, Dianna Love, Carrie Lofty, Sarah MacLean, Eloisa James, and Leanna Renee Hieber were reading. We had a great time!

Regularly scheduled romance fiction readings, salons like Lady Jane’s, are now springing up around the country.

Would you like a reading series to start in your area? Who would be your dream “readers”?

When you hear a novel being read aloud, does it change your experience? How?

Download a transcript.

Laurie Kahn is the executive producer of the Popular Romance Project.

If you enjoyed this post, you can find more information at the Lady Jane’s Salon website and the websites of the founders and featured authors Leanna Renee Hieber, Ron Hogan, Maya Rodale, Hope Tarr, Eloisa James, Carrie Lofty, Dianna Love, Sarah MacLean, Karen Rose, and Cecilia Tan.

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