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Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Sarah Frantz
    Jul 30, 2008 @ 17:51:19

    Good lord! Congratulations! Can’t wait to watch it!

  2. orannia
    Jul 30, 2008 @ 17:54:15

    WOW! Congratulations! I’m not sure if it screens here, but if so I will definitely be watching!


  3. Janine
    Jul 30, 2008 @ 18:09:01

    Yes! :)

  4. Meljean
    Jul 30, 2008 @ 18:32:06

    w00t! That is awesomeness^infinity

  5. concerned lurker
    Jul 30, 2008 @ 19:26:18

    Holy crap! Guess I’m gonna be late for work on Friday!

  6. Danielle
    Jul 30, 2008 @ 20:03:59

    Way to go — Congratulations….so I don’t forget I’m going to TIVO the Today show.

  7. Keishon
    Jul 30, 2008 @ 20:11:51

    Oh, cool. I get to see it when I normally would have missed it.

  8. Leah
    Jul 30, 2008 @ 20:53:05

    Sooooooo excited! Congratulations! You’ll have to tell us what it was like!!!!!!

  9. tricia
    Jul 30, 2008 @ 20:53:19

    Gah! I’m in Canada. I hope someone throws it on YouTube.

  10. Bonnie L.
    Jul 30, 2008 @ 21:06:49

    Will it be on the Pacific edition? I have it recording, but I’m hoping to see you all!

  11. Evangeline
    Jul 30, 2008 @ 22:02:43

    Congratulations! I hope someone YouTube’s this.

  12. SonomaLass
    Jul 30, 2008 @ 23:57:15

    I will TRY to catch it here on the left coast, before the day-before-the-wedding really gets going, but if I can’t, I will hope for it on the NBC site or YouTube. Great to know that the Today show has such great taste in guests!

  13. Kaitlin
    Jul 31, 2008 @ 01:03:53

    I’ll have to tape it & watch! How exciting! :)

  14. Karen Scott
    Jul 31, 2008 @ 01:30:09

    Chalk another one up for the Mean Girls! That’s some awesome news right there!

  15. Corrine
    Jul 31, 2008 @ 05:26:20

    That’s great! Good thing I have TiVO.

  16. Heather
    Jul 31, 2008 @ 06:31:11

    That is tremendous news! Congratulations!

  17. Mrs Giggles
    Jul 31, 2008 @ 07:22:16

    Hey, don’t leave us non-Americans out in the cold! What’s the interview about? Did you manage to spot any hunky celebrities on your way there? Was the interview conducted in the studio or were you interviewed and taped at home? Details, details…

  18. Anon76
    Jul 31, 2008 @ 10:06:45

    A heads up to everyone.

    I live in Ohio (EST) and just checked what time the Today Show starts out here. 7:00 AM. So you might want to set your recorders for 7 rather than 8, just in case.

    Can’t wait to see this!

  19. Sonya
    Jul 31, 2008 @ 10:14:56

    Squeeee! How exciting!! Can’t wait to see this… :-)

  20. Patty L.
    Jul 31, 2008 @ 10:27:03

    That is so cool. I have to work and am in the dark ages and don’t have TIVo but if you get a link for You Tube or if has it on their site, let me know I would definitely be interested.

  21. Aemelia
    Jul 31, 2008 @ 10:28:19

    WOOO-HOOO- I’m off work Friday, so I get to see it!

  22. kristenmary
    Jul 31, 2008 @ 11:53:44

    This just the bee’s knees. Wow.

  23. JLFerg
    Jul 31, 2008 @ 12:45:11

    Usually, the Today show puts up video from their show on their web site, but I am not sure if it is the entire show or just selected snippets. I know that the first full hour is available when you click “Netcast: Watch Show.”

  24. Seressia
    Jul 31, 2008 @ 12:58:43

    Awesome news!

    Mrs. G., they were interviewed as part of the Today Show’s coverage of RWA’s national convention, so it was probably in the media room at the hotel or their SF affiliate. I like how they picked a diverse roster of folks to interview. I can’t wait to watch it!

  25. MCHalliday
    Jul 31, 2008 @ 13:35:41

    Big news? HUGELY INCREDIBLE NEWS! Congrats!!!

  26. Jill A
    Jul 31, 2008 @ 14:52:43

    Congratulations, that is amazing!

    I don’t watch the Today Show, but I know how huge it is!

    And being on the roster with Nora Roberts and Beverly Jenkins is just awesome!

  27. Marcella White Campbell » On TV!
    Jul 31, 2008 @ 20:02:42

    […] with Kassia Kroszer of Booksquare, Jane from Dear Author, and Sarah from SB!  See Smart Bitches,  Dear Author, and the RWA site for more […]

  28. Leeann Burke
    Jul 31, 2008 @ 20:50:03

    Congratulations! Fabulous news. I’ll have to watch it. My roommate here in San Francisco called her husband asking him to tape the segment in case we don’t get it here.

    Congratulations again Jane!

  29. Michelle
    Aug 01, 2008 @ 09:00:16

    Did anyone see this? I didn’t remember to turn on Today until 8:30 or so, and I saw a stupid cooking segment and Cheryl Crow singing. Was it a good piece???

  30. Keishon
    Aug 01, 2008 @ 09:03:40

    Michelle, I think we tuned in at the same time. I am not a fan of the Today Show so I don’t think I’ll be sticking around. If someone else saw it, just tell us about it, please. Thanks.

  31. Robin Bayne
    Aug 01, 2008 @ 09:34:13

    I saw most of it, but was disappointed. They showed more scenes from “Sex and the City” (which isn’t even technically romance) than they did scenes from the conference. Nora had a nice spot. A few others made comments about George Clooney but I missed why.

    The worst part was the subtitle on the screen “Sex between the covers” which will just continue the “female porn” reputation.

    Oh, there was a quote from someone from “” and she seemed to be having a great time.

    At least they did say that the writers are marketing execs and other high powered careers as well as SAHM’s.

  32. Michelle
    Aug 01, 2008 @ 09:41:35

    The answer to why they spoke about George Clooney may be in a post on the smart bitches trashy books blog in the RWA Random Pieces of the Day (7/31) post. It does sound like there were some preconceived notions the produces wanted to confirm in the piece and they looked for or even staged certain moments.

  33. JLFerg
    Aug 01, 2008 @ 10:26:44

    The video is up on the Today Show website. Hopefully, the link works. If not, just go to the Today Show video site and choose “Romance Novel Sales Boom”.

    ETA: The video is about 3 minutes long.


  34. JLFerg
    Aug 01, 2008 @ 10:33:54

    The video is up on the Today Show website. Hopefully, the link works. If not, just go to the Today Show video site and choose “Romance Novel Sales Boom”.


  35. KeriM
    Aug 02, 2008 @ 20:59:41

    I watched it and saw Sarah from SB, but I never saw Jane , did I miss a piece of the segment 3 times. Did it get cut out????

  36. Jayne
    Aug 03, 2008 @ 06:39:58

    Our Jane is in the background listening with rapt attention as Jenkins reads from one of her books. She’s wearing a black and white dress.

  37. KeriM
    Aug 03, 2008 @ 09:30:20

    Ohh ok, thanks Jayne…darn I wish the whole segment could have been longer.

  38. SonomaLass
    Aug 03, 2008 @ 16:21:34

    Stupid editing, stupid preconceptions. Less of the TV/movie angle and more of the books/authors/readers would have been much more interesting. I loved SB Sarah’s description of the filming, though. And I’m still giggling that they listed the Smart Bitches web site as “”!

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