Isabelle Popp

Isabelle Popp has written all sorts of things, ranging from astrophysics research articles and math tests to crossword puzzles and poetry. These days she's writing romance. When she's not reading or writing, she's probably knitting or scouring used book stores for vintage gothic romance paperbacks. Originally from New York, she's as surprised as anyone that she lives in Bloomington, Indiana.

10 Queer Fantasy Romances to Warm Your Cold, Cold Heart

Romance reminds us people can come together and create a loving life for themselves. Now we interweave that hope with queerness and fantasy.

Why Romance Will Never Stop Retelling Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast

Why Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast remain such common folkloric allusions in romance, and why they likely always will.

Cue the Creepy Theme Music: 10 Books about Unsolved Mysteries

If you love Netflix’s Unsolved Mysteries, check out these 10 fascinating books about unsolved mysteries, including The Cold Vanish: Seeking the Missing in North America’s Wildlands by Jon Billman. Maybe you’ll crack the case.

How Books About Dinosaurs Led to Losing my Religion

My relationship to my religion was informed more by schooling than by family. And that's where the trouble started.

Boldly Going Where No One Has Banged Before: A Romance Setting Wish List

The setting of romance novels can be just as intriguing as the trope! Here are ideas for a few new titillating locations to spark that flame.

Why Do So Many Kids Read V.C. Andrews?

V.C. Andrews' controversial 40-year-old books can still hold young readers in their thrall. Let's have a look at why her work endures.

My Trip to a Used Book Fair and 6 Reasons Romance Novels and Readers are the Best

These photos from a giant used book fair prove that romance novels are the best, and romance readers have the most fun.

11 Enchanting Books for Fans of Miyazaki Films

These outstanding and magical books for fans of Miyzaki films will have you entranced from start to finish.

Are We in the Midst of a Gothic Horror Boom?

Are we in the midst of a Gothic literature boom? A reader dives into a recent boom in the subgenre and explores some of its trademark tropes.

Why a Typo-Ridden Psalm Book Fetched $14.2 Million at Auction

The Bay Psalm Book, one of the most collectible books in the U.S., fetched a record-setting price of $14.2 million in 2013. Here's why.