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We're delighted to have Addie Woolridge, author of The Checklist, The Bounce Back, and most recently, Anatomy of a Meet Cute, join us on today's episode. She's a classically trained opera singer with a degree in music from the University of Southern California. She also holds a master’s degree in public administration from Indiana University. Woolridge’s well-developed characters are a result of her love for diverse people, cultures, and experiences. You can follow her:website: @addiewoolridge Facebook:
Nisha Sharma is the critically acclaimed author of YA and adult contemporary romances including My So-Called Bollywood Life, Radha and Jai’s Recipe for Romance, The Singh Family Trilogy and the If Shakespeare was an Auntie series.Her new YA, The Karma Map is out March 1.Her new contemporary romance, Tastes Like Shakkar, is out August 2023! Follow her on: InstagramTikTokTwitter
Karelia Stetz-Waters reads from her hilarious new romcom, Behind the Scenes.A little about Behind the Scenes: Business consultant Rose Josten might not have officially reached “pug lady” middle age, but she’s already got the pugs—along with their little Gucci coats and trash-lovin’ appetites. Still, life is good, with her work, her sisters, and a secret hobby creating incredibly tactile (if surprisingly sexy) mindfulness videos. So why does it feel like it’s not quite enough? Which is exactly when Ash Stewart enters camera left, and Rose’s world suddenly goes full technicolor . . .Ash never looks at anyone. Not since her ex ripped her heart from her chest in Spielberg-esque style, crushing Ash’s reputation, dreams, and career in one brutal blow. But Rose is altogether different. She’s curvy, beautiful, and just so damn put together. And her business expertise might be Ash’s best bet for getting her last film—and her last chance—financed. Now if they can just keep their attraction under wraps, Ash’s lost dream could finally come true. But are they creating the perfect pitch . . . or setting the stage for disaster?Follow Karelia:InstagramFacebook
Cara Tanamachi, also known as Cara Lockwood, reads from The Second You're Single - out Jan 31!Buy the book:Amazon: Play: her:InstagramTikTokTwitterRead more:
Evie Dunmore is the USA TODAY bestselling author of Bringing Down the Duke. Her League of Extraordinary Women is inspired by her passion for romance, women pioneers, and all things Victorian. The third installment of the series, Portrait of a Scotsman, is out now, and the fourth installment, The Gentleman's Gambit, will be coming next fall. In her civilian life, she is a consultant with a M.Sc. in Diplomacy from Oxford.  Evie is a member of the British Romantic Novelists’ Association (RNA). Find out more about her:
Karelia Stetz-Waters writes happily-ever-afters for women who love women. She's the author of her new rom-com, Behind the Scenes, and Satisfaction Guaranteed, which was shortlisted for the Amazon Best Romances of June 2021. She’s a Lambda Award Finalist, and has made the Library Journal best romance novels list. She earned a starred review from Publisher's Weekly, which called her work "an enchanting must-read." She's also written the Out in Portland series, as well as the Young Adult novel about first love, Forgive Me If I've Told You This Before.Whether it’s romance or thriller, her characters get the epic wins they deserve and more. She lives her own happily-ever-after in Oregon with her wife of 20+ years. Find out more about her: her on: FacebookInstagram
Lauren Kung Jessen's first novel, Lunar Love, is out January 10.  Jessen, a mixed-race Chinese-American writer, attended culinary school and worked in Big Tech.  She also has a food and film blog called, A Dash of Cinema, where she makes food inspired by movies and TV shows. Learn more about her at: Lauren on: InstagramTwitterSubscribe for the latest news:Newsletter
Kwana Jackson, who also writes under KM Jackson is the USA Today bestselling author of How to Marry Keanu Reeves in 90 Days and the Real Men Knit series.A former fashion designer, Kwana won the Golden Leaf for best novel with strong romance elements from the New Jersey chapter of Romance Writers of America for her novel, Bounce. She was also named Author of the Year by the New York Chapter of Romance Writers of America and has been tapped by Oprah Magazine, ShondaLand and NPR for their Best Romance lists.Find out more about her:
The very talented Jackie Ashenden is the Publisher’s Weekly bestselling and critically acclaimed author of over seventy books (and counting), including the Small Town Dream series, a spin-off of her Alaska Homecoming series. This librarian turned novelist also writes for Harlequin Presents, and she lives in Auckland, New Zealand with her husband, two kids, one cat and one dog. Her new books, All Roads Leads to You and The Maid the Greek Married are out now! Find out more about her and her books:
The amazing Annette Chavez Macias (author of the critically acclaimed women's fiction novel,  Big Chicas Don't Cry) writes stories about love, family and following your dreams. She is proud of her Mexican-American heritage, culture and traditions. All of which can be found within the pages of her books. She writes romance under the name,  Sabrina Sol, and her latest release Second Chance at Rancho Lindo, is available November 29!Her books have been featured in Entertainment Weekly, Pop Sugar and on Book Riot’s list of 100 Must Read Romantic Comedies.Find out more about her:
Baseball season might be over, but KD Casey (they/she) keeps it alive with their sizzling queer baseball series, Unwritten Rules. Casey, a longtime baseball fan, co-hosts the Resting Pitch Face Podcast (as Syd) and writes for Baseball Prospectus, a popular baseball analysis website.KD primarily writes queer Jewish romance, and her debut novel, Unwritten Rules, was published in 2021 by Carina Press to much acclaim, and the second in that series, Fire Season, is now available. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram!
Francine Pascal, The New York Times bestselling creator of The Sweet Valley High series, revolutionized the Young Adult market. The Sweet Valley High series and its spinoffs included more than 180 books, and began in 1983 with the release of DOUBLE LOVE, which followed the lives of California twins, Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield.The series also became a TV show from 1994 to 1998.Follow her on Facebook and Twitter.
Lily Chu writes romantic comedies set in Toronto with strong Asian characters.The Stand-In, her debut rom-com, spent multiple weeks at number one in Audible Top Plus Listens in the All and the Romance categories, and was named one of the Best of 2021 by Audible. In print, The Stand-In was named Target’s Book Club Pick for May as well as an Amazon Book of the Month and Apple Best Books of May.Her second book, The Comeback, is available as an Audible Original and will be in print in May 2023. Both books were performed by Phillipa Soo. Sign up for Lily's newsletter here: her on Twitter: @lilychuauthor Instagram: @lilychuauthor
Rebecca Hunter is an award-winning author of the Practically Perfect Nannies, Fantasy Island, Nordic Nights, and the Blackmore, Inc series. She writes witty, sexy stories about complex characters and intriguing destinations. Her books have won the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award (NERFA) and the HOLT Medallion contest, and her debut with the Harlequin Dare line earned a starred review from Library Journal. In 2021, she won Romance Writers of America's VIVIAN Award.Find out more about her:   
Award-winning, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Maisey Yates joins the show. The Queen of Cowboys has written 153 books and counting, including the Copper Ridge Series, the Gold Valley series, and many more. Publisher's Weekly said of her summer release, Lost and Found Girl:  "Yates packs an emotional punch with this masterful, multilayered contemporary…pitch-perfect plotting and carefully crafted characters make for a story that’s sure to linger in readers’ minds.” —Publishers WeeklyHer latest, Merry Christmas Cowboy, the second in her Four Corners Ranch series, will be out October 25. Find out more about Maisey on her website: her on Instagram: @maiseyyatesOr Facebook. 
Jackie Lau has written more than twenty novels and is the critically acclaimed author of Donut Fall In Love.  The New York Times said, “Lau’s trope-forward contemporaries are as sugary and irresistible as the desserts her characters create."She’s also written the Cider Bar sisters series and Holidays with the Wongs series. Her new novel, The Stand-Up Groomsman is out October 25. Find out more about Jackie:
New York Times and USA Today bestseller Cindy Dees has sold more than two million books worldwide, but that's probably the least impressive thing about this amazing Air Force pilot turned author.  She got her pilot's license BEFORE her driver's license. She flew C-5s in Desert Storm, is fluent in Russian, and used to be a part-time spy. She is the most interesting and kick-butt romance author I know, bar none.  She's written  more than eighty books including the page-turning series the Medusa Project and Valkyrie Ops.  She's a two-time RITA winner and five-time RITA finalist. As Cynthia Dees, she writes clean and wholesome romance with a twist of fun in her bestselling Apple Pie series. This episode is a must-listen. Check out more of her work:
We interview Stefanie London,  a multi-award-winning, USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romances, including the Patterson Bluff series. Her stories have won multiple industry awards, including the HOLT Medallion and OKRWA National Reader's Choice Award, and she has been nominated for the Romance Writers of America RITA award. Originally from Australia, Stefanie lives in Toronto with her very own hero. Her latest, The Dachshund Wears Prada was named one of the best books to read this summer by CBS, and kicks off her Paws in the City series. Check out her website here!Get your free Stefanie London book, Sweet on You, here:
Nina Crespo is an award-winning contemporary romance novelist, who's been published by Harlequin, Pocket Books, Kensington, and Entangled Publishing.  She’s written the Small Town Secret series, the Breakup Bash series, the Birthday Dare series and many, many more.  She just won the RSJ Emma Award Winner for Best Women’s Fiction Romance, for her book A Chef’s Kiss! Buy her new book, The Designer's Secret here: out more about Nina and her other books here:
We welcome the indomitable Megan Crane/Caitlin Crews, the USA Today bestselling author of 130 novels and counting. She also writes as one-half of Hazel Beck, the genius team behind the delicious paranormal series,  Big Town, Small Magic.  She's got a new installment of The Fortunes of Lost Lake series, Reckless Fortune, out this month! Preorder, stat! Find out more about her here:
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