I'm a Romance Author?

Why the Movie Might Be Better Than The Book…

You’re probably going to want to fight me about this, but there are times when the movie is better than the book. I finally got to see Unleashing Mr. Darcy, a modernization of Pride & Prejudice set around dogs. I don’t read other Jane Austen fan fiction (JAFF) until I’m done writing a specific book.Read more

I'm a Romance Author?

When did I become a romance author?

For someone who rarely reads romance books, imagine my surprise when I started writing them! If you’ve heard me speak while I’m promoting Phi Alpha Pi, then you’ve heard me talk about my struggle with accepting that I’m a romance author. As someone who enjoys romantic plots, I’ve struggled with the romance book genre forRead more

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Why Don’t You Describe Emma More?

Like many young women in their 20s, I went through a Chick Lit phase.  This was in the 90s and early 2000s when the genre was dominated by books that focused on two topics: weight and marriage.  Bridgette Jones was the voice that spoke for the genre and many other authors copied the idea inRead more

Recollection Wednesday: Bridget Jones’s Diary

When I rail against Chick Lit it’s not because I have never read the genre.  I dislike it primarily because I have read a lot of it.  I am a woman and a reader.  Some great modern novels technically fit in the genre and for good reasons.  That being said, some of the best transcendRead more

Weekly Meeting: Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married

Book: Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married Challenges: Book Lust What you should know: This is chick lit. It was made into a TV series only available in the UK and it didn’t do very well. Discussion: I was seriously going to use discussion questions and then I realized I was neck deep in three chick litRead more