Celebrate romance in August!
August is Read-A-Romance Month! 93 different romance authors (3 a day!) are being featured at www.readaromancemonth.com this month explaining why they think the romance genre matters. One of my favorite writers, Jayne Ann Krentz (also known as Amanda Quick for historical romance and Jayne Castle for futuristic romance) was featured on Day 2. Questions are posed to the authors and then readers/fans have the opportunity to comment. There are also daily and weekly Awesome Contests that readers can enter to win a wide array of prizes.
This event was launched by Madisonian Bobbi Dumas in order to connect romance writers and readers. Bobbi's a freelance writer, Kirkus book reviewer and an occasional NPR writer on the topics of romance novels and the romance genre. Her essay "In Defense of Romance" is available on the NPR website.