Friday, May 3, 2013

The Selkie Sorceress Featured in USA Today!

 
I'm excited to announce The Selkie Sorceress was featured in USA Today on May 3, 2013! To celebrate the release of Book Three of the Bestselling Seal Island Trilogy, I have written a very special article that has never been published or appeared anywhere else online. The piece explains the enduring popularity of the romance novel through time, and how the genre's success relates to its ability to adapt to shifting social constructs. It is a condensed version of a longer academic piece that explores the persistence of the "Romance in Literature" from Medieval times to present day. You can read the article on USA Today here. I'd love to hear your thoughts!

10 comments:

  1. It's fascinating to see how romances have changed throughout the years...I do like to see a strong couple! Rather partial to Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcey myself, but there are some great modern romantic couples too. (though I'm not an Edward/Bella fan...not my kind of romance!)
    Loved the article Sophie.

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    1. Thanks for reading it, Lisa! I think what's so compelling about Elizabeth Bennet is how strong and independent she was for her time period. I think, even then, we saw glimpses of what was to come in our own modern day romantic heroines.

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  2. Congrats Sophie =)

    It's amazing to see how marriage has changed throughout the years. I was surprised to see that, despite the economic downturn, people buying in the romance genre increased!

    Thanks for the article =)

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    1. Thanks for reading it, Heather! I think romance offers people an affordable escape that they can turn to in tough economic times to forget about their real life problems. Interestingly, I've heard that lipstick sells well in economic downturns as well. Probably because it gives women who can't afford a shopping trip or salon visit the chance to spruce up their appearance and feel better about themselves in a small, but inexpensive way.

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  3. Oh my God Sophie! This is huge! I just read your excellent piece. You must be getting thousands of hits on your blog! And I bet your books are selling like crazy. Way to go girl!

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    1. Thanks for reading it, Susie! I super excited about the feature and so happy that I could finally share this article with everyone. :)

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  4. Congratulations! whoo hoo!

    xx, Lauren

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  5. So exciting Sophie! Congratulations!!!

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