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Dear Author Comment Issues

Dear Author is the target of a huge amount of comment and link spam. It may be because of our high Google Page Rank or because we’ve got great content or it might just be serendipitous. Whatever the reason, it’s… more

Dear Author’s New Look for 2014

Dear Author’s New Look for 2014

About a year ago I started getting a hankering to change Dear Author. We’d been green for awhile but even more importantly, I felt like new visitors may not be able to easily find information. I wanted a new home… more

Dear Author Changes for 2013

Dear Author Changes for 2013

Introduction All the news today is about Dear Author and what you can look forward to in 2013. We also want to hear from you what you would like to read more about. Dear Author Promotes Retail Diversity As of… more

Feeds and Email Delivery

Feeds and Email Delivery

Apparently Google looks like it will stop supporting Feedburner.  Feedburner is what we used to deliver our RSS Feed and our daily digests via email.  Based on this, we are switching our feed back to the wordpress default and delivering… more

Dear Author’s New Review Submission Page

Dear Author’s New Review Submission Page

To handle the influx of requests from individual authors (not publishers), we’ve developed a handy form for authors to use to submit their books.  Form here.  Currently and in the past, I’ve had authors email me and I’ve used my… more

A Farewell from John

A Farewell from John

My life at Dear Author started in December a couple years back.  I had begun reading it and Smart Bitches, Trashy Books.  I had discovered a love of romance novels and wanted more and more information about them and their… more

A Farewell From Sarah F

A Farewell From Sarah F

I started writing for Dear Author because I wanted to share my absolute fangirl love for Anah Crow’s brilliant SM romance, Uneven. Jane kindly published a Guest Review and then generously invited me to join the DA reviewers. I’ve been… more

First Reads by the Dear Author Crew

First Reads by the Dear Author Crew

I thought it would be fun if reminisced about our first romance read.  To prime the pump, so to speak, I asked the Dear Author crew to write up a small post about their first romance reads.  Share your own… more

Dear Author Is Six!

Dear Author Is Six!

We actually turned six on April 3.  Jayne and I started the blog on April 3, 2006, and we had a few friends who came and read the blog. Now we have a few more friends. Seriously we have the… more