Top authors on writing, sex and romance. Interviewed by CBS Sunday Morning contributor, Faith Salie.
In the Season 2 finale of Authorized, Faith talks about romance in the real world with Rebecca Traister, author of All The Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation. They have a candid conversation about our culture’s changing views on marriage and how it has affected women and their love lives. Plus, Faith goes to Lady Jane's Salon, New York City's first and only Romance literary salon, to meet fellow fans.
Paranormal Romance author Nalini Singh talks about creating the complex world and characters of her Psy-Changeling and Guild Hunter series. And she shares a sneak peek into the wild passion and dark betrayal in her new novel, Silver Silence. Plus, Faith's sex scene gets its very own cover design thanks to author/designers Lena Hart and K.M. Jackson.
Jennifer Finney Boylan
Author and transgender rights activist Jennifer Finney Boylan talks about her thrilling new Mystery Romance, Long Black Veil. This intimate conversation explores the secrets we hide in our relationships and the truths we discover within ourselves. Plus, photojournalist Glenna Gordon takes us to Kano, Nigeria where a vibrant community of Muslim women are writing littattafan soyayya, or "literature of love," for an eager, communal audience.
Larissa Pham opens up about her debut Erotica novella, Fantasian, which brings readers to Yale to explore the laws of attraction through a philosophical lens… and explicit sex scenes. And Faith wonders, is all sex about power? Plus, Audible voiceover artists Therese Plummer and Chris Kipiniak talk about getting into character to narrate Romance audiobooks.
Faith sits down with author and Proust scholar, André Aciman to discuss his new novel Enigma Variations: A Novel. They discuss his new character’s life of all consuming, covetous love and the difference between remorse and regret. Plus, Frank Brinkley of Literary Review talks about the Bad Sex in Fiction Award.
Faith finds out what makes Regency Romance author Julia Quinn’s novels so Julia shares what it’s like to be published all over the world, and then takes on Faith’s tricky trivia game of Romance novel titles. Plus, Jezebel staff writer Kelly Faircloth walks Faith through the history of the billion-dollar Romance industry, including old commercials from Harlequin and Silhouette that need to be heard to be believed.