Inside the Romance Buzz Hosted by Nina Crespo, Val Clarizio, and Gail Chianese featuring authors Leslie Hachtel, Tracey Livesay, Lisa Kessler, Shirley Jump, Sharon Sala, and Lucy Farago.

Wednesday 10/20
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM ET

Join us LIVE on Wednesday, October 20th, 7:30 Eastern on the Writerspace Facebook page as we chat with contributors to LOVE IN THE MIX: A COOKBOOK FOR ROMANCE READERS TO BENEFIT PROLITERACY, including Leslie Hachtel Writer Lisa Kessler Tracey Livesay, Author Shirley Jump, Author Sharon Sala Lucy Farago - Thrilling Romance.
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Leslie is an Amazon bestselling author who has written sixteen romance novels, including six historicals, five historical paranormal, and five romantic suspense. Her latest project, LOVE IN THE MIX: A COOKBOOK FOR ROMANCE READERS, benefits Proliteracy and includes over 70 romance authors with recipes and anecdotes. Leslie now lives in Florida with her very supportive husband, and her new writing buddy, Josie, the poodle mix.
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Award winning author, Lucy Farago, lives in Canada with her husband and one very precocious husky. When she isn’t writing, she’s either at the gym teaching or doing different kinds of books for her bookkeeping clients. While first published in romantic suspense, she is also having way too much fun writing rom-com shifter, in Eve Langlais FUC Academy series.
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Shirley Jump is an award-winning, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Amazon, and USA Today bestselling author who has published more than 80 books in 24 countries. As the owner of JumpStart Creative Solutions, Shirley also does book building, content editing, ghostwriting, and author coaching.
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Lisa Kessler is a best-selling author of passionate, page-turning paranormal fiction. She's a two-time San Diego Book Award winner for Best Published Fantasy-Sci-fi-Horror and Best Published Romance. Her books have also won the PRISM award, the Award of Excellence, the National Excellence in Romantic Fiction Award, the Award of Merit from the Holt Medallion, and an International Digital Award for Best Paranormal.
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Tracey Livesay’s latest release, LIKE LOVERS DO, was named one of the 100 Best Fiction Books of 2020 by Kirkus Reviews and is the 2021 Emma Award winner for Best Interracial Romance. In addition to being named to USA Today’s list of “100 Black Novelists You Should Read,” she’s been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Entertainment Weekly, and on CBS This Morning. A former criminal defense attorney, Tracey lives in Virginia with her husband–who she met on the very first day of law school–and their three children.
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Sharon Sala is a native of Oklahoma who has been published for more than 30 years. She’s released 135+ books as Sharon Sala and Dinah McCall in multiple genres with both traditional publishers and is self-published as well. She is currently working on THE CHRISTMAS WISH for Sourcebooks.
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