I’ve spent the past two weeks holed up in a rather dingy airbnb with my spouse. (I was exposed to the virus almost three weeks ago and decided to take myself out of circulation.) I’ve been reading, watching TV, and listening to music far more than I normally do. (I’m too old for video games!) […]
What is AAR? It’s not a business–we don’t make any money and no one gets paid. It truly is a labor of love for all of us. (I do give the staff gift certificates at the end of the year to say thanks for all their hard work. The rest of the money we earn goes to keeping the site online.) […]
Australian authors and people in publishing have come together to host Twitter auctions under the hashtag #AuthorsForFireys, to raise money for the brave firefighters battling the catastrophic fires across Australia. Many members of the romance community are participating. The auctions opened on Jan 6 and will conclude on Jan 11, with winning twitter bidders generally needing to send proof of a donation to the CFA (Country Fire Authority) to the donor in order to receive their item. […]
This post is now closed. Keira will be contacting those of you who have said they’d like to participate. Thanks!
Through more than twenty years of All About Romance’s reviews, AAR’s readers have visited, read our posts, and commented on the reviews, blogs, and message boards. And over the years, as AAR staff, we have gotten to know some of you. However, we would love to get to know all of you better. […]
Last year, when AAR published its latest Top 100 Romances List, many got furious at us for doing so in a way that didn’t encourage diverse romance. We took those criticisms to heart and our final list was indeed more diverse than any of the others that had come before it. However, the anger towards AAR, me (its Publisher), and its dedicated all-volunteer staff took on a life of its own on Twitter. For weeks, thread after thread attacked AAR and its staff, often in personal and, in my opinion, unreasonable ways.
At the height of this, someone I’ve never met screenshot a series of posts I’d made defending our staff, made them into a PowerPoint presentation, and presented them at a conference. At that point, I made my Twitter profile closed to all but people I knew well–I’ve since opened it back up to the public–and have been very guarded […]