Want to find your next bingeable podcast? Don’t know where to start? Scared you’ve missed something? We have listed episodes from our amazing podcasters from the last week for you to check out!
Smart Podcast, Trashy Books: 388. RWA One Month Later: C. Chilove, Laurel Cremant, Diana Neal, The Officers of CIMRWA
This is the first of a four-episode special event: RWA: One Month Later.
I recorded this episode on the 23 of January, one month to the date when a decision from Romance Writers of America was delivered to Courtney Milan informing her that due to an ethics complaint, she was being barred from leadership for her lifetime, and suspended from RWA for one year. If you were online, you might have seen some mention of it.
In that month, a LOT happened. And while some major changes have taken place, there’s also a lack of movement, and a lot to discuss. So I wanted to create a time capsule of sorts to capture where we are right now, and more importantly, feature the stories and perspectives of those who were most intimately involved.
Because of the timeliness of these episodes, I’m doing a special miniseries: I’m releasing this episode on 31 January. Tomorrow, February 1, I have an interview with past president HelenKay Dimon, and then, February 2, I have a conversation with Jessie Edwards, RWA’s Marketing and PR Manager. Finally, on February 3, I have an interview with Courtney Milan.
Today, I’m speaking with C Chilove, Laurel Cremant, and Diana Neal, the officers of CIMRWA, the Cultural, Interracial, Multicultural Special Interest Chapter of Romance Writers of America. They created a petition to recall the sitting president of RWA – twice – in the two weeks after the decision about Courtney Milan was made public by Alyssa Cole. Their petition was ultimately successful and led to the resignation of Damon Suede.
I am so excited for you to meet the officers of CIMRWA. We’re going to hear about what happened from their perspective, and hear what a great team they are. They are incredibly inspiring to listen to as they support one another. AND THEN we end with KDrama AND book recommendations because obviously.
Don’t forget, there are more episodes coming. Check your podcast feed on February 1, 2, and 3 for the next episodes in this special series on RWA: One Month Later.
Not Your Mom’s Romance Book Club: Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan
Ellen and Mom get ANGSTY with Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan. Plus, talking about the tropes of “Second Chance” and “Fresh Starts” in connection with the reading challenge going on over on our Facebook group!
Shelf Love: Moving Past Bodice Ripping: Denise Williams on Teaching Romance Novels
Denise Williams (Golden Heart Finalist, author of forthcoming How to Fail at Flirting) and I discuss the class she’s co-teaching called “Moving Past Bodice Ripping Toward Shredding the Patriarchy: Romance Novels as Tools for Justice.” We discuss her work in student affairs and diversity training, how to fail at naming your debut novel, and how to silence your inner critic. Also: are the kids these days less snobby about romance novels than previous generations? Is romance an inherently feminist genre? Denise will be back in a future episode to discuss Teach Me by Olivia Dade and Cinnamon Roll heroes.
Living in the Pages with Willow Aster: Susan Fanetti
Join Willow as she engages in a delightful conversation with Author Susan Fanetti. They explore Susan’s dual dream jobs, her therapeutic intimate relationship with her characters, her love of motorcycles and maybe a trike.
Tea & Strumpets: 020 – Resilience with Kerrigan Byrne
This week sat down with Kerrigan Byrne to talk all about her journey as an author. Well, that’s where we started, but honestly the alternate title of this episode could have been “I Digress: The Podcast Story.” But don’t let that turn you away, because with each twist and turn, the conversation got even more interesting! And throughout, we kept coming back to Kerrigan’s amazing resilience to any naysayers in her day to day life as well as the poignant resilience of the characters she crafts. We budgeted an hour and a half for our chat but we could have gone on all day! So get comfortable and enjoy our inspiring morning with Kerrigan Byrne!
My Imaginary Friends with L. Penelope: Write Yourself In / Write Your Way Out
On picking up a pen like Hamilton (and Octavia)…
First Cup of Coffee with Jeffe Kennedy: January 27, 2020
Some thoughts today from the author coaching I’ve been doing, on the struggle to carve out time to be creative, and how this isn’t easy. Also on the importance of routine, Taoism, and thoughts on Avenue 5. And Happy Anniversary to my hubs! The NECRWA workshop is here and info on author coaching is here.
First Cup of Coffee – January 28, 2020: I’m burbling about THE ORCHID THRONE being a Staff Pick at Powell’s Books-and talking about dreams. Also discussing plotting for book proposals, more on the Netflix effect on committing to stories, and what I’m working on.
First Cup of Coffee – January 30, 2020: I’m asking what people like about going to author events, and also talking about creativity and how not to listen to the voices that make us doubt ourselves.
Big Gay Fiction Podcast: Episode 225 – Inside “The Chosen One” Universe with Macy Blake
Macy Blake talks with Jeff about “The Chosen One” series, which has its finale on February 4 with the release of “Stop at Nothing.” Macy also shares her plans to continue writing in the “Chosen One” universe, how much fun she’s had with it and what its earliest origins were. Reviews this week include “When Frankie Meets Johnny” by Xio Axelrod, “Triangulation” by Gregory Ashe and Avery Ford’s “Trust Me” and “Believe Me.”
Bodice Tipplers: The Boyfriend
Monstrous teenagers and teenage monsters! Thrill as mean teenagers fake deaths, fake zombiefication, fake other deaths, and then can’t figure out why nobody likes them! Chill as everybody has a silly expensive car but no moral compass whatsoever! It’s 2 AM, do your children know how to close and lock a window?