Dear Bitches, Smart Authors Podcast, Episode No. 22, The Romance Canon

Dear Bitches, Smart Authors Podcast, Episode No. 22, The Romance Canon

This is a big ol’ podcast: we start out talking briefly about novellas and short digital reads that I liked, but our main topic is the canon. What romances form the genre’s canon for historical, contemporary, and paranormal? We talk in circles a good bit (sorry about that) and we discuss what a canon is, and why it means different things to different groups. Writers and readers, for example may have different ideas of what their romance canon would be. ┬áBy the end, I’m convinced that what books belong in the canon depend in large part on how you define the canon. I’m not sure I know what the definition is.

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The music this week is, as always, provided by Sassy Outwater, and yes, we are all about the peatbog! The track is called “Room 215″ and it’s by the Peatbog Faeries from their albums, which are available at their website. You can find them at iTunes as well.

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Here are some of the books we mentioned in this week’s edition:

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