Author Kelly Farmer, a Pod Exclusive
The Meet Cute BookPod
by Becca Title
3d ago
Today, we have Becca's chat with author Kelly Farmer, whose most recent novel, It’s a Fabulous Life, a sapphic retelling of the classic Christmas movie It’s a Wonderful Life, was released last fall from Alcove.  In this episode, Kelly talks about her introduction to genre romance and her early attempts at writing a novel, the growth in traditionally published sapphic romance, what about the sports world lends itself so well to genre romance, and why hockey, in particular, is so popular, learning to play hockey as an adult, where to find more romance about women athletes, what her writing ..read more
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Author Regina Black, a Pod Exclusive
The Meet Cute BookPod
by Meet Cute Romance Bookshop
1w ago
Becca chats with author Regina Black, whose debut, The Art of Scandal, a sexy drama about a political wife, a young artist, and some very messy (very wealthy) families, was released last year in hardcover and is coming out April 23rd in paperback.    Regina talks about her introduction to genre romance, the strange feeling of having your “debut” novel be the 11th book you’ve written, the struggle of writing characters who are visual artists when you, yourself, are not one, her “design principle” for this book and the inspiration she took from soap operas, the way she writes character ..read more
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Author Virginia Heath Live! (Recorded)
The Meet Cute BookPod
by Meet Cute Romance Bookshop
2w ago
Becca chats with author Virginia Heath about the Mills and Boon romances Virginia snuck from her mother’s stack of library borrows, the bumpy start of her writing career, her take on category vs. single title romance in the world of historicals, writing humor and the roots of her particular sense of humor, her writing process and what happens when the characters take control of the narrative, the joy of finding the right title for a book, what draws her to historical romance and what “historical accuracy” in this context means to her, and, critically, who plays  her favorite Mr. Darcy ..read more
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Author Lana Ferguson, a Pod Exclusive
The Meet Cute BookPod
by Becca Title
3w ago
Today, we have Becca's chat with author Lana Ferguson, whose debut, The Nanny, cam out last spring, and whose second book, The Fake Mate, a paranormal shifter romcom, came out in December.  Lana talks about the Harlequin romances she discovered on her grandmother’s bookcase as a teen, why The Nanny is set in San Diego and why she gave her debut main character a background in sex work, what’s so fun about writing in the Omegaverse, her expert use of Reddit for all her social media and research needs, the chaos that is her writing process, her love for writing women of a certain age, and he ..read more
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Romance Historian Steve Ammidown, a Pod Exclusive
The Meet Cute BookPod
by Becca Title
1M ago
Long time no see! We are back! It’s season two! And we are starting off with a bit of romance history because we love context! Today, we have Becca's chat with archivist and romance historian Steve Ammidown. We hope you find this conversation both accessible and fascinating! If you'd like to learn more about romance history, you can follow Steve on Instagram and YouTube @romancehistorian, on BlueSky @stegan, and on his blog www.romancehistory.com ..read more
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We're Coming Back for Season 2!
The Meet Cute BookPod
by Becca Title
1M ago
We just wanted to pop in to let you know that the Meet Cute Book Pod is coming back for Season 2 later this month!  Until that drops, you can catch up on Season 1. And, as always, please rate, review, and tell your friends and lovers about us ..read more
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Authors Ashley Herring Blake and Taleen Voskuni
The Meet Cute BookPod
by Becca Title
4M ago
"It's never too late to be yourself." Ashley Herring Blake, author of Delilah Green Doesn't Care and Astrid Parker Doesn't Fail, chats with Taleen Voskuni about writing with a sense of place, interior design inspo, figuring out your sexuality later in life, what a day in her life as a writer and teacher is like, which of her characters she's most like and most likely to befriend, and advice for other writers. Ashley also previews the last book in her Bright Falls series, Iris Kelly Doesn't Date, and teases a holiday romance she hasn't even written yet ..read more
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Editor Katy Nishimoto, a Pod Exclusive
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by Becca Title
4M ago
Becca chats with Katy Nishimoto, who is a senior editor at The Dial Press, an imprint of Random House, and who, prior to that, worked for ten years as a literary agent at WME. In the world of romance, Katy has edited: Queerly Beloved by Susie Dumond and the forthcoming contemporary sapphic Pride & Prejudice retelling Just As You Are by Camille Kellogg, out April 25th. You’ll hear Katy talk about what a literary agent does, what an editor does, how she thinks about categorizing and positioning books in the marketplace, particularly books by queer and BIPOC authors, and how she’s experienced ..read more
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Art Director Vi-An Nguyen, a Pod Exclusive
The Meet Cute BookPod
by Becca Title
4M ago
In The Meet Cute BookPod's second podcast exclusive, Becca chats with Vi-An Nguyen, an Art Director with Penguin Random House. Becca starts with a very technical question: What even is art direction? Then Vi-An explains the many considerations that go into crafting the book covers we see on the shelves, including social media’s effect on cover design and who has input about what a cover should look like. Vi-An and Becca debate the pros and cons of the contrasting spine on a trade paperback, then Vi-An attempts to answer Becca's burning question about why the same book has different covers in d ..read more
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Authors Katee Robert and Xio Axelrod
The Meet Cute BookPod
by Becca Title
4M ago
"I can make anything sexy." Today, we have the audio from our virtual release party for Katee Robert’s fourth Dark Olympus book, Radiant Sin. She's in conversation with the wonderful Xio Axelrod, and, together they chat about the fun of loose retellings and why the worlds of Katee’s various series are intertwined. Both authors share their favorite tropes and talk through the differences between traditional and indie publishing and what they do when they hit a wall while writing. Katee considers which character in the series so far surprised her the most and how her sex scenes stay fresh becaus ..read more
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