RT Book Lover's Convention was getting to meet fellow bloggers who I hadn't met in person yet. One such blogger was Kat from Book Thingo, an Australian institution in the romance community. She asked to record a podcast with me, and given that I never can seem to pass up an opportunity to blather on about romance novels (and there's a lot of blathering...), I said yes. So we commandeered an empty conference room and viola! This is the result.
A minor correction - I'm no longer selecting adult fiction for Orange County, but that's where I was when I was awarded RWA's Librarian of the Year in 2011. I've since moved on, and up the ladder, with a different employer :)
Heroes & Heartbreakers in July. Come for the books featuring "bad girls," steamy desert locales and Gothics - stay for the insidious Katy Perry ear-worm.
And she e-mailed me an update ages ago - but my Real Life has largely been swamped so that e-mail got buried under a giant pile of other e-mails and well....
Here we are.
Some time back I had a nice chat with archivist Caryn Radick on a paper she was writing about how romance writers use archives in the course of their research. You can access her paper online and completely nerd out on all things library archives and romance novel research.