While not romance news per se, it is related to women. The Wall Street Journal online has a freely available article about Milan’s movement away from the super thin model. Giovanna Melandri, Italy’s minister for youth policies, and Mario Boselli, the head of the National Chamber for Italian Fashion, have ... more >
The movie, with Annette Benning, looks hysterical, but Augusten Burrough’s book, Running with Scissors, is under attack. The Turcotte family filed a defamation suit in 2005 against the publisher, editor, agent, and author. The Turcotte’s claim that the memoirs are fabricated and sensationalized. Buzz Bissinger wrote the piece entitled, Ruthless ... more >
Jane Friedman is the CEO of HarperCollins, the parent company of AVON. Since Friedman joined HC in 1997, revenues have increased almost 80%. Per Publishers Weekly. I read an article once where Friedman talked about a return to the branding of a publisher/imprint than individual authors. I think its interesting ... more >
It sounds like a neat article but as I do not have a WSJ subscription, I can’t read it.
Okay, not the character, but the series. According to a transcript provided by author, E.E. Knight, Laurell K Hamilton said at Archcon: LKH: “Gave myself enough toys” * (guns mythology folklore) and let “series go in a direction I didn't forsee” * Meredith Gentry series is looking to be 15 ... more >
In an interview with the Globe, Barbara Delinsky disavows her romance writing past, refusing to discuss it with the interviewer. Nice. Am adding her to the list of Authors Behaving Badly. Come on, Delinsky, you built your career on romance readers. At least acknowledge that they exist. Via HelenKay Dimon’s ... more >