The Guardian has a fascinating interview with Rosie Thomas, winner of the UK's Romantic Novel of the Year Award. Here's a bit from the interview:
Thomas's notions of romance were largely formed by the visiting library van back home in Wales. "You got five books a fortnight and got through them all because there was nothing else to do. Nevil Shute and Everyman editions of the classics, which you read after you'd read all the James Bonds and the books that might have had some sex in."Agent Kristin Nelson has a post up about Publishers Lunch Deal blurbs as a writing exercise. (Link stolen from Diana Peterfreund, who has pictures up of her ad in Life & Style magazine. Cool!)
Check out Patrice Michelle's brilliant roundup of the Romantic Times conference, complete with pictures of the male cover models! Color me green.
And the gorgeous Nicola Marsh has just had a very special delivery - her son, Jude. Congrats Nic!