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Thursday, February 9, 2012


AH, LOVE—Tomorrow love and perhaps the lack thereof is on the agenda of a public panel featuring writers associated with the local chapter of the Romance Writers of America.

The San Diego County Library has partnered with the romance writers to hold the first of three panel discussions on the romance novels and the genre in general.

Friday’s forum will meet at 11 am at the Rancho San Diego library, 11555 Via Rancho San Diego.

But before we rush to romance, let’s define the topic.

“…The romance novel is a literary genre developed in Western culture, mainly in English-speaking countries. Novels in this genre place their primary focus on the relationship and romantic love between two people, and must have an emotionally satisfying and optimistic ending…" Thank you, Wikipedia.

If Romance writing isn’t for you—then go for the chocolate that will be served thanks to the Friends of the Rancho Santa Fe Library. Also, budding authors should attend if only to discuss with the panelists how to find an agent and/or publisher. The Q&A sessions at writers’ conferences like these are enlightening.

The next romance writers public romance writers meeting will be Feb. 21 at 6:30 pm in the Santee public library, 9225 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee.

The third in the series will be held, 1 pm, Feb. 25 at the La Mesa City Council Chambers, 8130 Allison Avenue, La Mesa.
Stats show Romance novels are among the top books checked out at County Libraries.

Many believe the zenith work in the genre is Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. But each local library event will feature a panel of romance writers, who will offer their own take on what’s what in romance writing. Info: www.

Images: Book covers of romance novels by Toni Noel and Georgie Lee. Both are among six romance writers, who will be attending the romance writers conferences as panelists during February’s County Libraries romance writing events.

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