Regular visitors to my blog will know that Wendy whines a lot about the current state of American-set (including western) historical romances.
While the book is still in my TBR, I was quite hopeful when I learned that Susan Kay Law won a RITA this year for A Wanted Man. Surely publishers (specifically Avon) would take the hint, right?
Susie is guest blogging over at Squawk Radio - and while she's awfully nice about it - it appears she is with Avon no more.
In fact, she's currently with no one.
But good for her for not caving to Avon's "Why not write English-set historicals" nonsense. I'm still unhappy about Lorraine Heath. OK, I'm bitter - but I'm trying to work through it.
So who does this leave at Avon? The only author who has managed to get a western published in recent memory (in this case, May)? Beverly Jenkins. And even she has begun to branch out to romantic suspense. How long will it be before there is no one with a contract at Avon writing American-set historicals?
Heck, that time may have already come....