Romance Genre in the News

Shrew-GermanJust read an interesting article at The Huffington Post about the Romance fiction genre: Heaving Bosoms: A Tonic for the Recession? 

It always amazes me that romance fiction gets a bad rap so often.  My own mom (holder of a Master’s degree in English Literature) used to ask me when I was going to write a real book… until I pointed out to her that both Jane Austen and Shakespeare wrote romances.  Now when she tells people her daughter writes romances, she frequently follows up with: did you know Jane Austen wrote romances?  It’s an improvement.

It’s particularly gratifying to me that it’s Princeton University that hosted the symposium mentioned in the article.  There are more than a few of us in the Romance industry who are Ivy educated. 🙂

Write on!

Laurin

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