Category: Romance

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

I just read an article in The New York Times that filled me with hope — hope for my relationship with cilantro. I’m in that small percentage of the population that tastes something abominable in the herb. I find cilantro not only digusting, but also annoying, because it […]

But What I Really Want to do is Direct

There are lots of great modern romance novels out there. And there are plenty of wonderfully romantic movies. Oddly enough, the latter aren’t usually based on the former (modern romance novels; in this one instance, Jane Austen doesn’t count). Which is not to say there aren’t any at […]

It’s Fun to Go to the R.W.A

The internet allows writers to do the impossible: write in isolation while in company. A writer might still face off single-handedly against blank screen, but behind the accusing blink of the cursor there are thousands of minds ready to offer information, support and catwaxing options. On the other […]

That’s a Wrap

I enjoy this time of year. Partly because I work in retail, and the week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve is a kind of gift: festive and fun, and landing somewhere between the insanity of December and the dead quiet of January. But also because I get […]

All That Fairy Tale Nonsense

One of the many criticisms levelled at romance novels is that they’re a poor model for women when it comes to real-life relationships. All that fairy tale nonsense, detractors say, will make women want the wrong things from their partners. I could list a dozen things wrong with […]