Over on Instagram, I’ve been posting regular reels about items from my collection. A few weeks ago, I went over a few of the print reference resources that I just can’t live without! Check them out below and importantly, let me know if you have any issues with viewing them- this is a test to see if this kind of cross-posting will be useful. Enjoy, and thanks for your help!
It’s been quiet here, but I promise I’ve been busy. I created a new Instagram account called the Romance Historian, where I’ve been sharing shorter content about some of the random romances and reference books in my collection. Some of it will mirror content you’ve read here, but I’ll try to make sure there’s lots of new bits and bobs to enjoy.
I also recently wrote an article for Fine Books & Collections Magazine, which is in their Summer 2022 issue! I was able to speak with some of my favorite people in the romance collecting community- Funmi Brown, Jennifer Wielt, Rebecca Romney, and Rebecca Baumann- about their approaches to collecting, and how they’d like to see collecting in the genre grow. It was great fun talking with these awesome people, and I’m really pleased with how the article came out. You can order print editions of the magazine directly from their website, or you can find it at select bookstores.
I hope you’re having a great start to your summer, and look for more content soon!
Hi y’all. It’s been a very long summer here at the homestead, but I haven’t forgotten about you. I recently wrote a piece for Library Journal that detailed the controversy over the Romance Writers of America award for Best Romance with Religious or Spiritual Elements. Regular readers of this blog will recognize some of the information from my post about the “Indian Romance”.
There are a few additional things in the offing- my second appearance on the Shelf Love Podcast with Andrea Martucci drops shortly, and I had great fun talking “Indian Romance” with Dr. Maria DeBlassie for her class on historical romance, which should be up on YouTube soon. I will share links to both once I have them!
If you’ve got a major national publication, class, or podcast you think I’d be able to add something to, please feel free to shoot me an email and we’ll see what we can work out!