Who says you can't be both angelic and devious? Moderated by Petra Mayer from NPR Books, this panel of exemplary women are here to discuss the nuances of creating these feminist dualities in their characters. This afternoon is sure to inspire the angel and devil in you!
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About the authors:
Lenora Bell is a USA Today bestselling author of historical romance novels with Avon Books. Her writing has won numerous awards including the 2016 RT Book Reviews Best First Historical Romance award. A teacher with an MFA in Creative Writing, Lenora has lived and worked on five continents. She currently lives in New Zealand with her carpenter husband and two tiger-striped rescue kitties. She loves hearing from readers! Sign up for her mailing list to hear about new books, sales, and giveaways!
Megan Frampton writes historical romance under her own name and romantic women’s fiction as Megan Caldwell. She likes the color black, gin, dark-haired British men, and huge earrings, not in that order. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and kid.
Eloisa James is a USA Today and New York Times bestselling author and professor of English literature, who lives with her family in New York, but can sometimes be found in Paris or Italy. She is the mother of two and, in a particularly delicious irony for a romance writer, is married to a genuine Italian knight.
Sophie Jordan grew up on a pecan farm in the Texas hill country, where she wove fantasies of dragons, warriors, and princesses. A former high school English teacher, she's also the New York Times bestselling author of Avon historical romances and the Firelight series. She now lives in Houston with her family. When she's not writing, she spends her time overloading on caffeine (lattes and Diet cherry Coke preferred), talking plotlines with anyone who will listen (including her kids), and cramming her DVR with true-crime and reality-TV shows.
Diana Quincy is a former television journalist who decided she'd rather make up stories where a happy ending is always guaranteed. Diana grew up all over the world as the daughter of a United States Foreign Service Officer. Since her 2013 debut, Diana's books have landed on annual "Best of" lists in Library Journal and The Washington Post. Diana also writes the acclaimed Atlas Catesby historical mystery series as D.M. Quincy. Now happily settled in Virginia, Diana still gets the itch to explore far-off places. When she's not bent over her laptop, Diana reads, practices yoga and plots her next travel adventure.
Olivia Waite writes historical romance, fantasy, and science fiction. She is also the monthly romance columnist for the Seattle Review of Books, where she writes reviews of romances old and new and thoughtful essays on the genre's history and future.
Petra Mayer (she/her) is an editor (and the resident nerd) at NPR Books, focusing on fiction, and particularly genre fiction. She brings to the job passion, speed-reading skills, and a truly impressive collection of Doctor Who doodads. You can also hear her on the air and on the occasional episode of Pop Culture Happy Hour. And her favorite romance novel, hands down, is Johanna Lindsey’s Warrior’s Woman.