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552. Contemporary Romance, RomComs, and Grief with Melonie Johnson

Too Wrong to Be Right
A | BN | K
Not all contemporary romances are romcoms, but many are, and Melonie Johnson joins me this week to talk about both, and about her new romcom, Too Wrong to Be Right.

She too wrote a character who works in the funeral industry, so we talk a bit about that, too! The talk about different burial options and discussion of the funeral industry starts at 14 minutes in.

We also touch on burnout in the publishing industry, and grieving the professional relationships that are lost.

Stay tuned for a future episode, because Melonie is going to join me to take a deep dive into a book we coincidentally were both reading, a nonfiction called All the Living and the Dead by Hayley Campbell.



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You can find Melonie Johnson at her website,, and on most social media @TheWritingLush.

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  1. Kareni says:

    Hello, garlicknitter, and thank you for your fine transcription work!

    Thank you, Sarah and Melonie, for sharing your conversation.

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