by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels In Pakistan, people watched as a pregnant woman was stoned to death by her own father for marrying the man she loved. In India, two girls were raped and hung from a tree. The police are accused of failing to respond. In Nigeria, […]
Tag Archives | Romance novels
by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure In days of yore, there was a tremendous fear that young, impressionable youths would be corrupted by what they read in novels. An 18th-century conduct book warned against reading novels because they “raise expectations of extraordinary adventures and cause readers to admire […]
by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure Someone wrote to me recently with a really excellent question: What is the appeal of books like 50 Shades of Grey, and why do so many women want to be treated that way—with violence and domination instead of passion, tenderness, and freedom? […]
by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure We were all on deadline. We had books to write and promote, as well as personal lives. We didn’t have time for this mad, rogue project that had once been rejected and would take a fair bit of work to bring to […]
by guest blogger Maya Rodale. The New York Times recently published the sort of article that made me snort and itch to pick up my pen in protest. The article? “Does Great Literature Make Us Better?” The answer from the author, Gregory Currie, is…maybe.
by guest blogger Maya Rodale. I’m currently at work on my eighth novel (!), and I’m finding that each book is more challenging than the last to write. But all the crazy events in the past few weeks reminded me why I stick with it. With each book, I put a little more happiness into the world.
by guest blogger Maya Rodale. Valentine’s Day. Pop Songs. Romantic Comedies. Romance Novels. The message they often send is that it’s not enough to be in luuuurrrve, you’ve got to be Crazy In Love, which can put a lot of pressure on a couple. I asked some of my romance-writing friends about some of the worst things we all tend to celebrate in our romantic fantasies (whether on page, speaker, or screen). But are they really so bad?
Fun fact: I was almost Mrs. Prince William and thus the future Queen of England. I had been accepted to St. Andrews University and would have been in the same year as both the prince and Kate Middleton, and was planning to attend except for the outrageous interference of my mother and The Incident Which Shall Not Be Discussed. Had I gone, I do presume I would have snared the prince.
Raised on America’s first organic farm, Scratch author Maria Rodale learned how to make everyday favorites from, yes, scratch — the way you remember them; the way they turn out best.Order Now