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387. Comfort Food Romantic Comedy: A Conversation with Jill Shalvis

A new grandbaby, horrific winters with nine-plus feet of snow, and BOOKS! Recorded in late 2019, Jill Shalvis and I talk about new titles that were about to come out – which are totally out now, so you can grab whatever sounds like your reading catnip.

We also talk about her career, beginning with writing category romances, writing single title and now women’s fiction – and how to define the combined elements of a genre. I almost titled this episode “Family is Where You Make It,” because we talk about that, too.



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Here are the books we discuss in this podcast:

You can find Jill Shalvis at her website,, and you can sign up for her newsletter, too. She’s on Instagram @JillShalvis.

Speaking of Instagram, wanna see those pictures of uncommonly staggering amounts of snow? Here you go.

It’s a LOT of snow.

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This Episode's Music

The music in this episode is from Purple-Planet, and this track is “Furry Friends.”


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  1. 1
    Kareni says:

    Thanks for the interview and for the joke!

  2. 2
    SLMiller says:

    I am all here for a Jill Shalvis witch found family series!

  3. 3
    Booklovingirl says:

    So ready for Jill’s witch series!!!!!

  4. 4
    Kate says:

    Admittedly I haven’t read any of Jill’s books because I don’t read much contemporary, but will definitely be checking out the Wildstone series and would absolutely be down for a witch and/or ghost series.

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