Evangeline Holland

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Archive for February, 2016

February 10th, 2016 by Evangeline Holland

Romance for Newbies

It’s obvious to readers of romance that the genre is comprised of endless variation. To outsiders, every book looks the same: naked chests, clinch covers, sometimes flowery titles, and sometimes uniform color schemes. So let’s break it down: Sub-Genres These are the basic umbrellas under which romance falls: Contemporary Romance Historical Romance Paranormal Romance Romantic […]

February 7th, 2016 by Evangeline Holland

On Black Art, Beyonce, and Diversity in Publishing

I’m forming a knee-jerk reaction against the word “diversity.” At this point it’s like saying Beetlejuice three times, and then a serious debate/rant/conversation will materialize, and then die down until the word is chanted in the mirror again. And the word/conversation keeps being framed as though ~diverse~ authors, editors, agents, other industry professionals, and readers […]