Alison Atlee (also known as "Alyson" here at Dear Author) is fascinated by creative people and how they work, which is why she enjoys contributing author interviews to Dear Author. She likes her romance novels light on the internal monologues, twisty with the conventions, and brimming with voice. Her favorite book at age ten? "An Old-Fashioned Girl" by Louisa May Alcott.
Here is our monthly Open Thread. Open Thread is like open mike night. Come and talk about everything and anything. Exchange recommendations with other Dear Author readers. Tell us how you feel about current trends or current books. Take it over. It's your space.