Romance novels empower women... they teach us that men have to earn the right to be with us.
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 31, 2013
August is National Read a Romance Month, and 93 top romance authors are celebrating at ReadaRomanceMonth.com, sharing their thoughts on why romance matters today. New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery, who has sold more than 25 million books worldwide, kicks things off on August 1 with a provocative essay on how romance novels empower women.
“Romances do not repress women, as is sometimes implied in the media,” Mallery says. “To the contrary, our books empower women. These are heroine-driven books, with strong women in every career imaginable, triumphing over obstacles. In my latest book, Three Little Words, a Fool’s Gold romance, there’s a female self-defense instructor who used to be an assassin, a female mayor, police chief, firefighter. These are books that teach women that we can do anything, be anything. And they teach women that men have to earn the right to be with us.”
Throughout the month of August, other top romance authors will visit ReadaRomanceMonth.com for what promises to be a riotous, thought-provoking thirty-one days. Read a Romance Month was conceived by Bobbi Dumas, a freelance writer and reviewer whose recent essay In Defense of Romance for NPR.org garnered much attention.
Participating authors include:
Ann Voss Peterson
Barbara Samuel, aka Barbara O'Neal
Hank Phillippi Ryan
Jayne Ann Krentz
Linda Francis Lee
Mary Jo Putney
Mary Kay Andrews
Mary Robinette Kowal
Roxanne St. Claire
Susan Elizabeth Phillips
About Susan Mallery:
With more than 25 million books sold worldwide, New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery is known for creating characters who feel as real as the folks next door, and for putting them into emotional, often funny situations readers recognize from their own lives. Susan’s books have made Booklist’s Top 10 Romances list in four out of five consecutive years. RT Book Reviews says, “When it comes to heartfelt contemporary romance, Mallery is in a class by herself.” With her popular, ongoing Fool’s Gold series, Susan has reached new heights on the bestsellers lists and has won the hearts of countless new fans.
Susan grew up in southern California, moved so many times that her friends stopped writing her address in pen, and now has settled in Seattle with her husband and the most delightfully spoiled little dog who ever lived. Visit Susan online at http://www.SusanMallery.com.