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Love's Not Always Straight: Challenging Heteronormativity in Mainstream Romance


The modern history of romance is very straight, but things are changing. What are authors doing to tell the love stories of all people, not just the average cis-het example we've been reading since the beginning?


Panelists
Alyssa Cole

Alyssa Cole is an award-winning author of historical, contemporary and SFF romance. Her Civil War-set espionage romance "An Extraordinary Union" was chosen as the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award’s Best Book of 2017 and the American Library Association’s RUSA Best Romance for 2018....

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Jasmine Guillory

Jasmine Guillory is the author of "The Wedding Date," and "The Proposal." Her work has also appeared in Cosmopolitan magazine, The Toast, Slate, Catapult and Real Simple. Jasmine lives in Oakland, California....

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RaeAnne Thayne

Publishers Weekly, New York Times and USA Today best-selling author RaeAnne Thayne has written more than 60 books for HQN, Special Edition, Intimate Moments/Romantic Suspense and Bantam Loveswept. A seven-time RITA nominee, RaeAnne has received a career achievement award from Romantic Times for series romantic adventure, as well as a Pioneer of Romance award....

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