Category: Musings

The RWA debacle

The RWA debacle

The romance world is up in arms over RWA’s secretive (and inappropriate) handling of ethics complaints against Courtney Milan. The complaints were lodged by several author/editors whom Milan had called out for racism. RWA responded by Requesting that Milan resign from her position as chair of the Ethics Committee, rather… Read more »

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POC actors in “white” roles? Whyever not?

POC actors in “white” roles? Whyever not?

This week saw exciting casting announcements for two projects I’ve been looking forward to: Disney’s live-action Little Mermaid remake, and the adaptation of Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton series. Both shows cast black actors* in lead roles: 19-year-old Halle Bailey (of R&B duo Chloe x Halle) as Ariel, and a number of actors in… Read more »

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Fact and fiction: Never the twain shall meet? — Part 2

Fact and fiction: Never the twain shall meet? — Part 2

Nonfiction November is hosted by Katie at Doing Dewey, Julie at Julz Reads, Sarah at Sarah’s Bookshelves, and Kim at Sophisticated Dorkiness, and Rennie at What’s Nonfiction?  Last week’s topic is Reads Like Fiction and is hosted by Rennie at What’s Nonfiction? Nonfiction books often get praised for how they stack up to fiction. Does it matter to… Read more »

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Fact and fiction: Never the twain shall meet? — Part 1

Fact and fiction: Never the twain shall meet? — Part 1

Nonfiction November is hosted by Katie at Doing Dewey, Julie at Julz Reads, Sarah at Sarah’s Bookshelves, and Kim at Sophisticated Dorkiness, and Rennie at What’s Nonfiction?  This week’s topic is Reads Like Fiction and is hosted by Rennie at What’s Nonfiction? Nonfiction books often get praised for how they stack up to fiction. Does it matter to… Read more »

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#Cockygate 101

#Cockygate 101

#Cockygate 101 If you follow romance blogs or romance authors’ social media accounts and you’ve been online over the weekend, you’ve probably come across the controversy swirling around #cockygate. Here’s the TL:DR version: Faleena Hopkins, an indie romance writer, registered two trademarks with the Patents and Trademarks Office. One was the… Read more »

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Support Your Local Library (reprise)

Support Your Local Library (reprise)

  I posted about this back in 2010, but the message is again relevant, so I’ve adapted and revised that post for today. Although the US economy has improved since I wrote the original post, President Trump’s budget proposal eliminates all federal funding for libraries. Improving economic conditions generally have not translated… Read more »

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