This month’s TBR Challenge theme is simply “friends,” which is open-ended enough to take in various directions. One could read a friends-to-lovers book or, as Lynn did, read a book where the friends of a lead character play an important role in his/her life. Caz and Lynn took this challenge in slightly different directions, but both found winners this month. […]
I chatted with the fabulous Sarah MacLean at RWA this year but didn’t get a chance to ask her my #RWA16 questions. So, I emailed her and she told me all. 😉
How old were you when you wrote your first romance? Plot?
I was 13, in the 8th Grade. I wrote it as a project for the fiction unit of my English class. The hero’s name was Colin, and the heroine was Chantal, and it was a romantic suspense that involved her having to save him from imprisonment by a drug cartel. There was a graphic kiss in the climactic scene that made everyone in the whole class love it, and when the teacher posted all of the projects, mine was the only one that was stolen. So, A+, right?
Tell me two truths and a lie.
I played competition croquet in college.
I once dated an actual spare–second son to a viscount.
I received a cease […]
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a historical romance writer in possession of a great wealth of talent, must be taken seriously by The Washington Post. Except, historically, the WaPo, like much of America’s serious press, treats romance writers rather like boxed wine: Something never to be publicly praised even if, upon occasion, she imbibes with gusto.
At least that’s how The Washington Post used to treat romance. These days, The Grey Lady publishes a monthly column about romance. And for that we must thank Sarah MacLean.
I’ve interviewed Sarah before and enjoyed it every time. She’s funny, fearless, and feminist. She laughs a lot. She loves Romanceland. When her publicist at Avon asked if I’d like to check in with her at RWA, I of course said yes.
Dabney: Hi! So to begin, tell me about your new book.
Sarah: The Rogue Not Taken is my first […]