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Dear Bitches, Smart Authors Podcast with Claudia Dain

Author Claudia Dain joins us to talk about The Courtesan Chronicles and the role of empowered women in historical romance.Dain also discusses the challenge of creating a powerful female character – who is not your 11pm bootycall.
Jane and I also ruminate on the rarity of the empowered, clever heroine who actively pursues what she wants without compunction.

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Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She 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

5 Comments

  1. ms bookjunkie
    Feb 10, 2009 @ 14:37:38

    I still can’t download it on iTunes! *sniffle*

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  2. Jane
    Feb 10, 2009 @ 14:41:40

    @ms bookjunkie I know. We are having technical difficulties. It’s probably my fault. Will try to fix.

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  3. Caren Crane
    Feb 12, 2009 @ 14:05:01

    Wow! It’s the best of all worlds when an author is just as interesting and fascinating as her books. What a great interview! I can’t wait for more Courtesan books. I am a huge fan of Sophia Dalby AND Claudia Dain. Thank you for the great podcast, Ja(y)nes!

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  4. Sabrina Jeffries
    Feb 12, 2009 @ 14:24:47

    I think the term “Machiavellian fairy godmother” is just perfect for Sophia. She’s such a great character, and I can’t wait to see how she “grows and changes.”

    And as always, Claudia is articulate, intelligent, and fascinating. Dare I say, she’s like Sophia? :-)

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  5. Deb Marlowe
    Feb 12, 2009 @ 14:45:14

    I absolutely adore this series! Sophia is one of the most fascinating characters ever created in historical romance fiction. I can’t wait to see more of her in action.

    Thanks for a great interview!

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