“The Slow Move for Diversity in Romance”–The Sydney Morning Herald

Thanks to The Sydney Morning Herald for helping to spread awareness for the importance and value of expanding diversity in publishing by publishing Alexandra Alter’s September 2, 2018, article “The Slow Move for Diversity in Romance.” Alter’s work highlights a wide range of authors striving to help diversify our romance genre–Sonali Dev, Alisha Rai, Helen Hoang, Uzma Jalaluddin, Jeannie Lin, Ruby Lang, Courtney Milan, Nalini Singh, Jasmine Guilleroy, and me–as well as Bea and Leah Koch, owners of The Ripped Bodice, a romance-only bookstore in LA.

For the full article, click the link below:

https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/books/the-slow-move-for-diversity-in-romance-20180827-h14jj6.html

 

 

In the News…

I had a whirlwind experience at RWA National in Denver last week that wrapped up with the Readers 4 Life Literacy Signing on Saturday where I signed copies of HIS PERFECT PARTNER and HER PERFECT AFFAIR.

Just before the event I spoke with Chaney Skilling from the Denver Post, who was working on a article about Romance Writers of America and the annual book signing that raises funds for ProLiteracy.

She touched on the organization’s efforts toward diversity & inclusion, efforts I’m proud and blessed to participate in. We have a long way to go, as an organization and an industry, but together we can ensure that all romance authors have a voice.

 

Here’s the link to Chaney’s article:

https://www.denverpost.com/2018/07/21/romance-writers-conference/

 

 

Redbook Magazine’s “16 Best Romance Books According to Authors Who Write Them”

Have you seen the latest article about romance novels in Redbook Magazine? If not, you’re in luck because I’ve got the link right HERE!
It’s a diverse, rich list! I’m humbled and thrilled that His Perfect Partner is mentioned amongst a super cool crowd of romance authors that ROCK!
Check out the list and you won’t be disappointed. In fact, I’d say you’ll have a hard time deciding which one to read first!

4 Latina Authors Chat with Fierce by Mitú

Thanks to Fierce by Mitú for featuring Mia Sosa, Sabrina Sol, Alexis Daria, and me on their site yesterday. Together we’re the chicas in 4 Chicas Chat on Facebook and we welcomed the opportunity to share our thoughts on several important topics faced by Latinx romance (#LatinsRom) authors.

Check out our article “Four Latina Authors Get Real About Their Role in the Romance Industry.”

 

Romance Writers of America® 2018 RITA® & Golden Heart® Finalists Announced!

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Earlier this week the 2018 finalists in the Romance Writers of America® RITA® and Golden Heart® contests were announced.

It was an absolute thrill and surprise to get the call from RWA President Dee Davis letting me know that my debut novel HIS PERFECT PARTNER has been named a double finalist in the categories Best First Book and Contemporary Romance: Mid-length.

For the full list of authors and books, visit the RWA website or check out the article in HEA USA Today!

Congratulations to all the finalists!

See you in Denver for the Awards Ceremony and celebrations!

2018 RWA® RITA® double finalist
#LatinxRom author

Represented by Rebecca Strauss DeFiore & Company

rebecca@defliterary.com

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