The stepchild of genre fiction generally garners disdain when mentioned as a reading preference. This knowledgeable panel gets under the covers to reveal the intricacies of romance writing and how librarians can help patrons find the love.
Romance is a lush niche full of complex, intriguing, and witty writing, said panelists Cathy Maxwell (The Marriage Ring); Carrie Feron, Avon Books and William Morrow; Tara Parsons, HQN Books; Jennifer Enderlin, St. Martin's; and Stephani Fry, Romance Writers of America® librarian/bookseller liaison. They joined Library Journal managing editor Bette-Lee Fox for an hour at BookExpo America to discuss romance writing and publishing and how to engage patrons/romance readers.
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