Romance 101: Not Your Mama’s Bodice Ripper

This library program is suitable for patrons aged 16 and over. 

People are often put off by dated and stereotypic perceptions of romance novels. Join award-winning, USA Today bestselling author Jeannie Moon for a frank discussion about the current realities of the world’s most popular genre and why readers can never seem to get enough.

Delve into the history of romance, all the way back to the scribbling women of the early 19th century, the connection to feminism and feminist lit, female agency, consent, and how the genre is becoming one of the most inclusive and diverse landscapes in publishing – all while continuing to be the most lucrative.

In addition to being a multi-published author, Jeannie is a librarian with over 30 years of experience. She’ll spend some time talking about classic romances, as well as some newer titles, to show attendees that romance has something for everyone.