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Author: Jess Michaels

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Join USA Today Bestselling historical romance author Jess Michaels as she talks to other authors about their journeys to writing and publishing romance.
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Episode 96: Sarah MacLean

Episode 96: Sarah MacLean

2021-05-0401:22:38

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling historical romance author Sarah MacLean talks to Jess about the indie shift, trope understanding and language, advice to new authors and determining your own process (as well as her own). 
Historical (and paranomal and contemporary) author Cecelia Mecca joins Jess to talk about coming to reading and writing late, discovering her own process and how to apply it to craft, the very different world of medieval romance publishing, how she decided the indie route and all the different metrics of success.
Author Therese Beharrie joins Jess to talk about the benefits and challenges of writing from South Africa, her journey into publishing, learning from many editors and her process. 
Episode 93: Kate Bateman

Episode 93: Kate Bateman

2021-03-0901:02:18

Kate Bateman joins Jess to talk about her time on British television, how she started writing, writing outside the Regency period, her process and her hybrid publishing decisions. 
Episode 92: Adele Buck

Episode 92: Adele Buck

2021-02-2301:03:50

Author Adele Buck talks to Jess Michaels about Twitter name changing, her covers, what surprised her with her debut release and her process.
Episode 91: Maya Rodale

Episode 91: Maya Rodale

2021-02-0901:02:28

USA Today Bestselling Author Maya Rodale joins Jess to talk about living in the Regency era (or NOT), her journey to publication, her process and the frustrations when romance is maligned by people who don't know the genre. 
Episode 90: Tamsen Parker

Episode 90: Tamsen Parker

2021-01-2601:08:56

USA Today Bestselling author Tamsen Parker joins Jess to do a deep dive into the 50 Shades phenomena and how it brought her to romance, the prude police, writing what you want to read and her utterly fascinating process!
Episode 89: Clyve Rose

Episode 89: Clyve Rose

2021-01-1201:00:11

Romance for the Runoff auction winner and historical romance author Clyve Rose talks her process, deciding what details to include or leave out of romance and being more honest about mental health. 
A recap of 2020 and all its insanity and looking forward to 2021. Happy New Year! 
Episode 87: Tracey Livesay

Episode 87: Tracey Livesay

2020-12-1501:05:01

Award-winning author Tracey Livesay talks to Jess about being a fan as well as a writer, becoming comfortable with your own process, taking the Strengthfinder class and how it helps with that process, generative pain, her publishing path and we go into a deep questioning of the premise of having to be on ALL THE TIME on social media.
Episode 86: Zoe York

Episode 86: Zoe York

2020-12-0101:19:56

USA Today Bestseller Zoe York joins Journeys to talk about all the factors that make each other different, from cannon entry to publication path to writing direction to everything in between. We also cover her process, how to pick the metrics that matter to you AND all the things we don't talk about in Romancelandia. 
Georgina Kiersten joins Jess to talk about the importance of teachers, the joy of tropes and archetypes, snark as seduction, their process and cracking open all the paths for publication, marketing and writing. 
Historical Romance author Liana De la Rosa joins Jess to talk historical romance, writing projects for herself, 'unlikeable' heroines and the false narratives of 'historical accuracy', plus the joys of pleasure without guilt. 
Episode 83: Becca Syme

Episode 83: Becca Syme

2020-10-2001:09:53

Becca Syme joins Jess to discuss starting with fanfiction, planting the seeds of what we love to read and write, her process and a deep dive into Clifton Strengths, including why she formed the remarkable Better, Faster Academy and how all of our brains work differently and that's *ok*. 
Episode 82: Naima Simone

Episode 82: Naima Simone

2020-10-0601:11:16

USA Today Bestselling author Naima Simone talks to Journeys of Romance about pretty planners, being a high producer, how the entire scope of a writing and publishing journey matters, writing category versus single title and traditional versus indie, the joys of DNFing and creating escape.
Episode 81: Cheris Hodges

Episode 81: Cheris Hodges

2020-09-2201:01:27

Cheris Hodges talks about meeting our idols and being the idol someone meets, the importance of writer friendships, the impact of her journalism career on her romance writing, her process and how it's developed and been influenced by friends and how much has changed since we started.
Jess talks to Jack Harbon about how he started publishing on Wattpad and moved to KU, designing covers and how it impacts his creativity, plotting heavy but discovering character through writing, chronic pain and creativity and turning point books! 
Episode 79: Olivia Dade

Episode 79: Olivia Dade

2020-08-2501:06:23

Olivia Dade joins Jess to talk about her process to find a plot, sexy scenes, the joy and safety of writing, chasing the high of golden days and a deep dive into illustrated covers. 
Love Sweet Arrow bookstore duo Marissa and Roseann Backlin join Jess Michaels to talk about the joys of the romance genre, their first year in business and the impact of covid on it all. 
Episode 77: Katee Robert

Episode 77: Katee Robert

2020-07-2801:02:33

USA Today and NYT Bestselling author Katee Robert talks to Jess Michaels about pandemic writing and reading, embracing problematic joy, being a fast writer, her journey to publication and I go on and on about Your Dad Will Do.
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