In this edition of Interviews from RWA, I interview Michelle Beidelspach,
Serena* Selina McLemore, and Amy Pierpont from Grand Central/Forever about pitching, interacting with authors, and what not to do to an editor while she's in the bathroom. I talk with Donna Alward, who was a finalist for the RITA this year, as well as Taylor Reynolds, who comments here pretty frequently. Taylor is an aspiring author, veteran and RWA 2012 speaker. She did a panel with other romance-writing military veterans about alternate roles for romance heroes besides Navy SEAL. YOU MEAN NOT EVERYONE IS A NAVY SEAL?! The devil you say! Taylor also came armed with questions for me, so we interviewed each other.
*Please note: all gnome fiction should be sent to Serena McLemore at Grand Central. The actual editor, Selina McLemore, does not wish to acquire gnomes at this time (Sorry about that Selina!)
Here are some of the books we mention in this podcast:
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Next up, I have a long interview with Molly O'Keefe and Stephanie Doyle, where we talk about the sexual aspects of romance novels, how romance gets some things very, very wrong, and how some new approaches bring sexual realities into the stories we love. Thanks for listening, and thank you to everyone who allowed me to interview them!