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03/09/2020
Some 2017 favorite historical fiction titles, and the forthcoming 2018 title from AMERICA'S FIRST DAUGHTER duo Stephanie...
12/06/2017
New & Forthcoming Historical Fiction

Some 2017 favorite historical fiction titles, and the forthcoming 2018 title from AMERICA'S FIRST DAUGHTER duo Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie, MY DEAR HAMILTON:

Historical fiction fans! Let’s talk about some great titles from 2017 and a sneak peek at what’s coming next from America’s First Daughter authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie:…

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12/06/2017

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New! A short Q&A with Maggie Shen King, author of AN EXCESS MALE:
09/18/2017
Maggie Shen King, An Excess Male

New! A short Q&A with Maggie Shen King, author of AN EXCESS MALE:

Maggie Shen King’s debut, An Excess Male, tells the story of how China’s one child policy and its cultural preference for male heirs have created a society overrun by 40 million unmarri…

Fans of historical fiction and presidential daughters! Check our our Q&A with AMERICA'S FIRST DAUGHTER authors Stephanie...
03/23/2017
Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie: America’s First Daughter

Fans of historical fiction and presidential daughters! Check our our Q&A with AMERICA'S FIRST DAUGHTER authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie: https://gendergenre.wordpress.com/2017/03/23/stephanie-dray-and-laura-kamoie-americas-first-daughter

We sat down for a Q&A with America’s First Daughter authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie, talking about historical fiction, presidential families, epistolary collections, and so much m…

We celebrated Emmi Itäranta's Publication Day for her latest novel, THE WEAVER, earlier this week. Check out the Q&A Emm...
11/03/2016
Happy Pub Day: Emmi Itäranta’s The Weaver

We celebrated Emmi Itäranta's Publication Day for her latest novel, THE WEAVER, earlier this week. Check out the Q&A Emmi did for the novel:

Happy Pub Day to Emmi Itäranta! Emmi’s new novel, The Weaver, tells the story of Eliana, a model citizen of the island and a weaver in the prestigious House of Webs, who has a secret: she can…

Beverly Jenkins has found her way into the classroom!
10/31/2016
Romance in the Classroom: Beverly Jenkins

Beverly Jenkins has found her way into the classroom!

We are pleased to announce the adoption of Night Song, by Beverly Jenkins, in a cross-listed African American Studies/English course at the University of South Carolina. Taught by Dr. Qiana Whitted…

Sarah Beth Durst, author of THE QUEEN OF BLOOD, talks strong female characters in science fiction and fantasy.
09/21/2016
Why Strong Female Characters Are Important in Science Fiction and Fantasy

Sarah Beth Durst, author of THE QUEEN OF BLOOD, talks strong female characters in science fiction and fantasy.

by Sarah Beth Durst I was ten years old when I decided I wanted to be a writer. Being a writer seemed like an impossible dream, akin to my earlier career goals, which were either become Wonder Wo…

Maya Rodale shares the top 5 romance novels she would recommend for a women's studies course.
08/17/2016
Maya Rodale’s Top 5 Romance Novels for a Women’s Studies Course

Maya Rodale shares the top 5 romance novels she would recommend for a women's studies course.

by Maya Rodale As an avid romance reader and writer with two degrees in the history of the genre, I’m a passionate believer that romances should be taught in school—and studied in English lit cours…

Duran Duran, Judith McNaught, and Me
06/21/2016
Duran Duran, Judith McNaught, and Me

Duran Duran, Judith McNaught, and Me

by Eva Leigh I can’t remember the first romance novel I ever read. I wish I could say that it has been forever branded into my memory, and after reading its opening lines, I knew right then that I …

Agatha Christie is just one of many exciting female detectives that can be shared in the classroom.
06/16/2016
Female Detectives in the Classroom

Agatha Christie is just one of many exciting female detectives that can be shared in the classroom.

The excitement I felt when William Morrow became Agatha Christie’s publisher still hasn’t faded, and it’s wonderful to see her books in classrooms from middle school through colle…

Why do we judge people based on the genres they're reading?
06/14/2016
Don’t Judge My Genre

Why do we judge people based on the genres they're reading?

by Cathy Maxwell When I was a child, I was encouraged to read anything that struck my fancy. If it intrigued me, the adult mentors in my life considered it a good book. Pirates, starships,…

How did we miss this?!
06/09/2016
How did we miss this?

How did we miss this?!

Ilona Andrews’s spot-on BRIEF ANALYSIS OF ALPHAHOLE TROPE IN ROMANTIC FICTION was published in February, but we’ve just discovered it. Love the charts.

06/08/2016
Pinckley Prizes for Crime Fiction | 2016 Pinckley Prizes

Sara Paretsky has been awarded the Pinckley Prize for Distinguished Body of Work by the Women's National Book Association. The committee noted, "Sara Paretsky’s singular creation of V. I. Warshawski has stood the test of time and reader loyalty through 19 books since she first debuted in 1982 with INDEMNITY ONLY."

Sara Paretsky and Christine Carbo are the recipients of the 2016 Pinckley Prizes for Crime Fiction, named to honor the memory of Diana Pinckley, longtime crime fiction columnist for The New Orleans Times-Picayune. The prizes will be presented September 17, 2016. The presentation will take place at t...

Beverly Jenkins on changing attitudes toward assigning popular fiction to college students.
06/07/2016
Why should you assign popular fiction to your students?

Beverly Jenkins on changing attitudes toward assigning popular fiction to college students.

by Beverly Jenkins When I began my career in 1994 with Avon’s publication of Night Song, academics paid very little attention to romance as a genre. The stories penned were often viewed as not wort…

Megan Frampton Picks Classic Historical Romances for the Classroom (and Everywhere Else)
06/02/2016
Romance Classics

Megan Frampton Picks Classic Historical Romances for the Classroom (and Everywhere Else)

by Megan Frampton The best books in the romance genre provide the most satisfying ending, the “Happy Ever After” first developed in fairy tales and expanded upon in romance novels. The Happy Ever A…

What Romance Teaches Us About Being Heroines
05/25/2016
What Romance Teaches Us About Being Heroines

What Romance Teaches Us About Being Heroines

by Sarah MacLean Forty years ago, the modern romance genre began with the publication of Kathleen Woodiwiss’s The Flame & the Flower. While she certainly stood on the shoulders of Georget…

05/25/2016
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A syllabus that still resonates: Reading the Historical Romance, taught by Andrea DaRif and Lauren Willig at Yale University in 2010.

Did you know about this study guide for Ursula LeGuin's THE DISPOSSESSED?
05/24/2016
A Study Guide for LeGuin’s THE DISPOSSESSED

Did you know about this study guide for Ursula LeGuin's THE DISPOSSESSED?

Did you know about this study guide by Paul Brians of Washington State University-Pullman for Ursula LeGuin’s The Dispossessed? Professor Brians’s guide to The Handmaid’s Tale is …

Books for your course on the marriage plot.
05/23/2016
Zora Neale Hurston and the Marriage Plot

Books for your course on the marriage plot.

Acclaimed for her pitch-perfect accounts of rural black life and culture, Zora Neale Hurston explored new territory in her novel Seraph on the Suwanee—a story of two people at once deeply in love a…

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05/23/2016

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A Duke University professor on why she teaches the history of the romance novel to her students. https://gendergenre.wor...
05/23/2016
Cinderella Revisted (Or, Why I Teach the History of the Romance Novel to University Students)

A Duke University professor on why she teaches the history of the romance novel to her students. https://gendergenre.wordpress.com/2016/05/23/cinderella-revisted-or-why-i-teach-the-history-of-the-romance-novel-to-university-students/

by KATHARINE ASHE Testimony: When I was young, I loved the Cinderella story. What’s not to love? Poor, hardworking, warmhearted girl beaten down by life gets rich, handsome, powerful guy, an…

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