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Romance Today

An A-to-Z Guide to Contemporary American Romance Writers

John Charles, Shelley Mosley


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Romance fiction is one of the most popular literary genres in America today. New writers are constantly emerging, and students and general readers often have trouble finding current information about their favorite authors. This book provides alphabetically arranged entries on more than 100 contemporary American romance writers. Each entry offers biographical information, a critical discussion of the novelist's works, and a list of fiction and nonfiction by the writer, to help readers enjoy and appreciate the full scope of the author's activity. A bibliography of print and electronic resources concludes the volume.

America loves romance fiction. These works are extraordinarily popular among public library patrons and are widely read by high school students as well. Because the genre is so popular, new writers are constantly emerging, as are new works of fiction. As a result, general readers and students have trouble finding information about their favorite romance novelists and their most recent books. Written for students and readers of romance fiction, this book surveys contemporary American romance literature.

Greenwood, 9780313328411, 424pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2006

About the Author

John Charles is a reference librarian at the Scottsdale Public Library in Arizona. With Shelley Mosley he is the coauthor of The Suffragists in Literature for Youth: The Fight for the Vote (2006). He is also one of the authors of The Mystery Readers' Advisory: The Librarian's Clues to Murder and Mayhem (2002).Shelley Mosley holds a BS in Education from Grand Canyon University and an MLS from the University of Arizona. She is presently an adjunct faculty member at Glendale Community College, and has managerial experience in both public and school libraries. She is the author of Romance Today: An A-to-Z Guide to Contemporary American Romance Writers (Greenwood, 2006), The Suffragists in Literature for Youth: The Fight for the Vote (2006), and The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Ultimate Reading List(2007).