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

What's Past Is Present

Historical romance is one of the biggest subgenres of romance. Join blockbuster authors Beverly Jenkins and Julia Quinn in conversation about the elements of writing historical fiction with romance at its center, and what the future of the genre looks like.

Beverly Jenkins

Beverly Jenkins is a romance author whose work features multicultural themes. Her book “Night Song” was published in 1994. She was featured both in the documentary "Love Between the Covers" and on CBS Sunday Morning....

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Julia Quinn

#1 New York Times best-selling author Julia Quinn loves to dispel the myth that smart women don’t read (or write) romance, and if you watch reruns of the game show The Weakest Link you might just catch her winning the $79,000 jackpot....

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Wild Rain
Women Who Dare
Beverly Jenkins
HarperCollins Publishers
February 2021
ISBN 9780062861719
384 pages
$7.99, INSTORE
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Bridgerton The Duke and I
The Duke and I
Julia Quinn
HarperCollins Publishers
December 2020
ISBN 9780063078697
mass market paperback, 480 pages
$9.99, INSTORE
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"If you've never read romance novels, start here."- Washington Post From #1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn comes the story of Daphne Bridgerton, in the first of her beloved Regency-set novels featuring the charming, powerful Bridgerton family, now a series created by Shondaland for Netflix. More/less

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