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Highlanders, Space Pirates, and Spies, Oh My: The Many Subgenres of Romance


Romance authors tell all kinds of stories! The only requirements for a romance are a central love story and a happily ever after. Three experienced romance authors chat about the ever-growing sub-genre categories of romance and the joys of writing in one or all of them.


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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Jessie Mihalik

Jessie Mihalik has a degree in Computer Science and a love of all things geeky. A software engineer by trade, Jessie now writes full-time from her home in Central Texas. When she’s not writing, she can be found playing co-op videogames with her husband, trying out new boardgames, hiking or reading....

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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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