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Film, Video Romance Fiction: 2015 National Book Festival

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  • Romance Fiction: 2015 National Book Festival


  • NPR's Petra Mayer emcees a program devoted to romance fiction, featuring Sarah MacLean, Beverly Jenkins & Paige Tyler at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

Event Date

  • September 05, 2015


  • -  Paige Tyler is the best-selling author of over 50 romance books of various subgenres ranging from suspense to paranormal. Her work often features strong alpha males and spirited independent women. Tyler's books "Animal Attraction," "Dead Sexy" and "Good Cop, Bad Girl" are EPIC Award Finalists. Some of her recent works include "Her Perfect Mate," "Her Lone Wolf," "Her Wild Hero," "Hungry Like the Wolf" and her latest SWAT: Special Wolf Alpha Team book "Wolf Trouble."
  • -  Beverly Jenkins is a best-selling author of more than 20 novels and specializes in contemporary and historical romance fiction featuring African-American and multicultural characters. Her work has received various awards including several Borders/Waldenbooks Best-Seller Awards, two Romantic Times Career Achievement Awards and a Golden Pen Award from the Black Writer's Guild. Jenkins has been featured in national publications and has appeared as a public speaker at several universities. Her novels include "Heart of Gold," "Night Hawk," "Indigo," "Bring on the Blessings" and her recent romance, "Destiny's Captive."
  • -  Best-selling author Sarah MacLean writes young adult and adult romance novels. In February 2014, she began writing a monthly romance novel review column for The Washington Post. MacLean's work has been translated into more than 20 languages and has received two RITA Awards for Best Historical Romance. Her novels include "The Season," "Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake," "A Rogue by Any Other Name," "No Good Duke Goes Unpunished" and her latest Rules of Scoundrels novel, "Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover." When not writing, MacLean is an advocate and public speaker on issues of education and literacy and often discusses the role of the romance genre in gender and cultural studies.

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  • 1 hours 44 minutes 4 seconds

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