The Popular Romance Project
With Shelley Bates
Posted on July 3, 2014
Author Shelley Bates walks a mile in the shoes of her Regency, steampunk, and Amish characters, literally.
Topics: Writing Romance
By Katie Halsey
Posted on December 24, 2013
What does it mean to be a Janeite? The Republic of Pemberley is one place to learn.
Topics: Romance Community | Romance Scholarship
By Amy Elizabeth Smith
Posted on December 17, 2013
Ever wonder what happened to the manuscripts of Jane Austen’s novels? Amy Elizabeth Smith explores their digital incarnation.
Topics: Romance Scholarship
By Natalie Duvall
Posted on December 12, 2013
What makes the Regency appealing to modern women? The clear rules of social propriety, says Natalie Duvall.
Topics: Romance Community
Posted on July 11, 2013
Amy Elizabeth Smith had to decide how to balance editorial, public, and personal interests when writing about her own romance (and Jane Austen).
With Sarah MacLean
Posted on March 21, 2013
How do romance readers and writers share the books they love? Sarah MacLean shares her work at Lady Jane’s Salon in NYC.
By Lauren Willig
Posted on January 24, 2013
How do publishers decide genre labels? The Secret History of the Pink Carnation is and isn’t historical romance, chick lit, and literary fiction.
Topics: Selling Romance | Writing Romance
By Sabrina Jeffries
Posted on December 4, 2012
Historical authors are sometimes caught between historical accuracy and meeting reader expectations. How do they compromise?
By Isobel Carr
Posted on November 20, 2012
Author Isobel Carr recommends resources for writing Regency romance.
By Kate Pearce
Posted on November 6, 2012
Historical romances are backed by hours of research. Author Kate Pearce shares her favorite reference books.
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