This episode was recorded live at East City Books in Washington DC on April 11, 2019. I moderated a panel with Sally Thorne, Tracey Livesay, and Mia Sosa, titled Upbeat Fiction for Unpredictable Times. It was a great panel, and a wonderful audience, too. If you were there, thank you for coming out!
We talked about all the things, including comfort reads, and comfort foods. Tracey Livesay talks about how being a romance reader influences how she reads and watches tv. Mia Sosa tells the most amazing TMI story and talks about the history characters carry with them through their books. And Sally Thorne talks about writer’s block, and how she slowly reveals a story from a character’s very deep point of view. Plus they recommend books based on their most recent reads.
- There is some digital buzzing during some of the questions. I’m sorry about that. I did what I could do minimize it and clean it up.
- There is a question at the end that may not be audible in the final track. That person asked about an interview with Danielle Steel and asked if the stigma and negative press surrounding romance has changed at all. Sally Thorne and I both address the question.
I want to thank Tracey Livesay, Mia Sosa, and Sally Thorne for a wonderful evening, and I want to thank Darbi and the others who stepped forward to ask questions during the evening, and extra large, effusive thanks to everyone at East City Books for making this recording possible.
And if you enjoyed this, I’m going to be back at East City Bookshop on May 8, 2019, in conversation with Rachel Hawkins for the release of her book, Her Royal Highness. They're wonderful at East City, so do stop by to bookshop if you're in the area!