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Letters of Opinion

We should let the historical genre die

We should let the historical genre die

When I began reading romances in the 80s, they were almost all historicals. Books were set during the American Revolution, the early settlement days, the Gilded Age.  They were medievals, regencies, and the old West.  They featured horse racers, steel… more

Being Nimble

Being Nimble

When I was at Romantic Times convention, I heard the news that The Tools of Change conference, a technology and publishing conference, was being shut down.  Begun in 2007, the conference was aimed at bringing technology and publishing together.  The… more

Everything Old is New Again

Everything Old is New Again

Last week I discussed Edith Hull’s 1919 Romance novel The Sheik, which I would offer as a potential nominee for first modern genre Romance novel. Bringing together themes and devices from captivity narratives, sentimental and sensational fiction, and other literary… more