I’m a few days tardy on this announcement, which makes me a really crappy board member, but as said board member, I invite you to join IASPR, which is the International Association for the Study of Popular Romance.
Or, I Am Sereeus Profssur uf Romanze.
You can join online at the IASPR website. Since the collaborative scholarship that focuses on the genre has revealed a lot more of the critical elements at work within the genre, encouraging and fostering that development is a good thing.
Plus, to kick things off with fun and romance, Eric Selinger is having a fundraiser: donate $2 and name your favorite romance couple. Eric is matching up to $250.00, and so far, they’ve raised a hunka-hunka burning cash-type love. Woo!
So welcome to IASPR, and bring on the SS Scholar Ship. I can only hope there are pirates.
Things to ponder: much as I fear task forces and anything that resembles a committee, what should Sarah F put me to work on? Cover art curation? Footnotes? Ooh, ooh – hideous Power Point presentations?! I could be really good at that. Comic Sans means everyone takes you more seriously, right? Right.