March 2022

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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