Jess and Trisha discuss some more RWA work, takeaways from a Juneteeth Book Fest panel on writing Black romance, the delight for all readers in reading queer romance, and offer some favorites for Pride Month.
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RWA is working to support Dreamspinner authors who are owed money.
Here’s a great longform piece from Vox on the racism in RWA and how a new board is trying to turn things around.
Treasure by Rebekah Weatherspoon
Just Like That by Cole McCade
That Could be Enough by Alyssa Cole
Lord of the Last Heartbeat by May Petersen
The Craft of Love by EE Ottoman
Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert
Every Dark Desire by Fiona Zedde
Getting Schooled by Christina C. Jones (read it now for our book club discussion in the next episode!)
Let us know what you thoughts of the Juneteeth Book Fest romance panel and what thoughts and questions you have about Getting Schooled! As always, you can find Jess and Trisha at the WIR email address (firstname.lastname@example.org). You can also find us on Twitter (@jessisreading and @trishahaleybrwn), or Instagram (@jess_is_reading and @trishahaleybrown).