Jess and Trisha celebrate important progress at the RITAs, talk through romance authors writing outside their own experience, and brainstorm what romance series they’d like to see get the fanfic treatment.
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Jess mentioned this thread about writing and representation from the exceptionally thoughtful and talented Adriana Herrera.
And here’s the list of new Smarty Pants Romance books.
The Color of Love by Sandra Kitt
The Winston Brothers series (first book is Truth or Beard)
Merry Inkmas by Talia Hibbert
The Reluctant Royals series by Alyssa Cole (first book is A Princess in Theory)
Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes
Let us know what you think of romance written outside an author’s experience and what extended or alternate universes you’d like to see in romance! As always, you can find Jess and Trisha at the WIR email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) or you can still catch us at email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find us on Twitter (@jessisreading and @trishahaleybrwn), or Instagram (@jess_is_reading and @trishahaleybrown).