Love in Uniform: Military Romance | Collection Development, August 2016


Current trends in military romance both reflect and anticipate events in the nonfictional world. Since the takedown of Osama bin Laden, battalions of romances star SEALs, while the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell has led to a spate of same-sex happy endings.

The Winner by a Nose | What We’re Reading


“What We’re Reading” rides into town on our fictional horses this week.

Boy-Meets-Girl Drama | African American Fiction (and More)


Titles this month are about the drama swirling around the time-tested boy-meets-girl story line. Is there a bit of romance? Maybe. Sex? Absolutely.

Another Conference Is in the Books | RWA 2016


Wrapping up another fabulous Romance Writers of America conference

Librarians Day & Bradford | RWA 2016


The Romance Writers of America (RWA) annual conference kicks off with Librarians Day, a full complement of panels for local librarians, a luncheon, and a networking hour with authors and editors

Politics, Escapism, & Podcast Extras | What We’re Reading


The WWR team reads to escape reality, confront reality, and change reality this week.

The RITAs & Robyn Carr | RWA 2016


Let’s begin coverage of the Romance Writers of America (RWA) conference, held this year in stunning San Diego, July 13–16, at the end, with the presentation of the RITA Awards for best published romance of 2015

Family Fireworks & “Boomoirs” | Memoir


Derek reads four debut memoirs this month and Thérèse Purcell Nielsen reviews two baby boomer memoirs.

Wins & Loss | French on Fridays


Countering horrible news with good; bar-hopping with Bertha Cool and Donald Lam

Literacy Signing Goal for RWA | Romance Conference 2016


A huge draw at every Romance Writers of America (RWA) conference is the literacy signing following the all-day Librarians Day sessions. The 2016 get-together is in San Diego, July 13–16, with the “Readers for Life” autograph session, open to the public, on July 13 from 5:30–7:30. Fans will be able to purchase copies of books […]