The romance genre often gets a bad rap–usually by men, but also by pretty much everyone in traditional publishing, and a large group of industry professionals who look down their noses at the “women’s genre”.
Which is sometimes hard to take, because I’m sure that many of the people disparaging romance have never read a romance book in their life.
I even once had a man who, when I said I publish romance, came back with, “Oh, female fuck books.”
So when I read Aurora Ascher’s post on Books by Women, I wanted to cheer.
The site is aimed at authors, but the post itself is something I think you’ll really appreciate. Check out “Romance Books Made Me A Feminist” here.
Then tell me and everyone else what you think about the romance genre and Asher’s post in comments, here.