The Popular Romance Project
With Abby Zidle
Posted on June 19, 2014
Appealing characters can make even the most timeworn plot sparkle, says Gallery Books senior editor Abby Zidle.
Topics: Selling Romance
With Jayne Ann Krentz
Posted on June 18, 2014
Author Jayne Ann Krentz writes heroes and heroines who share her worldviews–and who are a little bit psychic.
Topics: Writing Romance
With Sarah Frantz
Posted on May 15, 2014
Scholar and editor Sarah Frantz traces the alpha male hero’s history from Byron to the present day.
Topics: Romance Scholarship
With An Goris
Posted on April 17, 2014
Scholar An Goris focuses on how Nora Roberts’ work has changed as the genre has changed—and how that work has changed the genre in return.
With Cindy Gerard
Posted on April 15, 2014
Romance author Cindy Gerard creates characters with the qualities she admires in real life: honor, integrity, and the strength to survive suffering.
With Jennifer Crusie
Posted on February 13, 2014
Jennifer Crusie believes people read romance out of a need to explore deep, thriving emotional connections.
With Suzanne Brockmann
Posted on February 4, 2014
Author Suzanne Brockmann takes the responsibility of writing heroines seriously.
Posted on February 3, 2014
Sarah Frantz discusses the history of female/female romance.
With Kristan Higgins
Posted on January 1, 2014
Kristan Higgins works hard to make her characters and their emotions pop for readers.
By Allison Holz
Posted on October 31, 2013
Do paranormal romance heroines have to know martial arts and wield ancient weapons? Allison Holz talks about writing more down-to-earth women.
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