Have you ever wondered how your favorite authors were introduced to romance novels? From discoveries made while babysitting to gifts from relatives, authors Jessica Andersen, Kristan Higgins, Debbie Kaufman, Jayne Ann Krentz, Caridad Piñeiro, Jill Shalvis, and Nalini Singh share their first romance read! Do you remember your first romance novel?
A writer’s lifestyle and place in the world can be physically (if not digitally!) isolating. Jessica Andersen, author of romantic suspense and paranormal romances, notes that many authors prefer to “be in our pajamas in front of our computer not having to be social and not having to be extroverted.” However, the fictitious worlds of authors are boundless, and can [...]
The Romance Writers of America (RWA) organization was created in 1981 to advance the professional interests of romance writers. Every year the organization holds an annual conference where writers, editors, agents, and bloggers are under the same roof. Workshops are offered, deals are made, and friendships are renewed. Over the past year, our interviewees have told us what a difference [...]
Yesterday, we had the opportunity to show the reel for our upcoming documentary, Love Between the Covers, at the 2012 Romance Writers of America convention in Anaheim, California! We’re extremely grateful for our reception and to the RWA for giving us the opportunity! We’d like to share the reel with you here as well. Visit LoveBetweentheCovers.com to see the reel [...]
I always ask romance authors what they wanted to be when they were young—and the answers I get are often surprising. Underwater archaeologist? Cytologist? Who knew? As for the various jobs they’ve had, the answers I get include waitress, journalist, scientist, nurse, and attorney. Some romance authors give up their day jobs as soon as they are able to do [...]
After getting a Ph.D. in genetics, Jessica Andersen decided to follow her heart and be a romance novel writer, rather than a scientist. Now nicknamed “Dr. Jess,” she’s written a long 2012 doomsday series informed by scholarship on the Mayans, as well as stories involving werewolves, crime scenes, and medical mysteries. In her books she promises “a healthy dose of [...]