A Virtual Festival Saturday, March 6 and Sunday, March 7, 2021

All Our Tropes and Dreams


We have our favorite trope, but what makes something a trope? Contemporary romance authors Alisha Rai and Rebekah Weatherspoon join to talk about the glory of tropes and how to make sure they don't fall flat.


Panelists
Alisha Rai

Alisha Rai pens award-winning contemporary romances. Her novels have been featured on the IndieNext and the LibraryReads lists, and been named Best Books of the Year by Washington Post, NPR, New York Public Library, Amazon, Entertainment Weekly, Reader’s Digest, Kirkus, “O” the Oprah Magazine and Cosmopolitan Magazine....

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Rebekah Weatherspoon

Rebekah Weatherspoon is a multi-award winning romance author and creator of WOC (women of color) In Romance, a social media tool that promotes romance by women of color. Her books have won or been nominated for the Golden Times Literary Award, Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award and the Lambda Literary Award....

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Books:
First Comes Like
Alisha Rai
Romance
HarperCollins Publishers
February 2021
ISBN 9780062878151
432 pages
$15.99, INSTORE
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If the Boot Fits
A Smart and Sexy Cinderella Story
Rebekah Weatherspoon
Romance
Kensington/Dafina Books
October 2020
ISBN 9781496725417
Paperback, 320 pages
$8.99, INSTORE
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Stocker Foundation
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