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Publisher’s Weekly Article: “It Takes a Family to Support a Romance: PW Talks with Priscilla Oliveras”

I had the pleasure of chatting with Victoria McManus from Publishers Weekly  a little while ago via phone. We spent some time talking and laughing as she asked questions and I tried to answer without being too nervous.

Let’s say, she’s a great journalist who definitely knows how to put someone at ease, and I’m super pleased that PW gave me the opportunity to share a little about myself, my writing, and my Matched to Perfection series with Kensington Books.

Click here for the full interview, and stay on the lookout for Their Perfect Melody, book 3 in the series, set to release on November 27!

“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

 

 

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!

Cover Girl Experience

Sometimes life brings you wonderful surprises…like this one I experienced last Friday, just as I went into the writing cave to work on a looming deadline.

In January, I was contacted by an editor with Suburban Life Magazine in DuPage County outside of Chicago to see if I’d be interested in doing an interview. They had heard about the “Romance Writing” class I teach through ed2go, but were happy to find out that  my MATCHED TO PERFECTION series is set in and around Chicago. I spoke with a friendly journalist for about 45 minutes a few days later and was looking forward to a small article on the inside of the magazine (my assumption as I later realized that I didn’t specifically ask where the article would go).

Flash forward to last week when the magazine tagged me in a social media post and….WOW! I’m on the cover!

The journalist did a fabulous job with the article and I love that the tone was a friendly, professional mix. More importantly, we were able to shine a positive light on romance, especially diverse romance.

Here’s the cover, but check out this link and the one in the magazine’s name above for the full article!

Source: Suburban Life Magazine; Berwyn Suburban Life; https://issuu.com/shawmedia/docs/sl_mag_february_2018

Suburban Life Magazine Feb 2018 Cover

 

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