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Saturday, October 15 • 10:30am - 11:30am
BBF Unbound: Not Your Grandma's Romance

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Romance fiction is both a multi-billion-dollar business and a savvy sisterhood. In this session, three local romance authors (Judith Arnold, Caroline Linden, Myretta Robens, and Cecilia Tan) working in different subgenres will be joined by Laurie Kahn, a filmmaker who recently made Love Between the Covers, a feature-length documentary about the romance community. Together, using video excerpts from the film and fun outtakes, the group will explore the wide range of romance subgenres, the future of romance fiction in the digital age, and the ways in which the romance genre is unique.

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Laurie Kahn

Laurie Kahn’s films have won major awards, been shown on PBS primetime, broadcast around the world, and used widely in university classrooms and community groups. Her first film, A Midwife’s Tale, was based on Laurel Thatcher Ulrich's Pulitzer Prize-winning book, and it won an... Read More →

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Judith Arnold

USA Today bestselling author Judith Arnold knew she wanted to be a writer by the time she was four. With one hundred published novels to her name, she has been able to live her dream. Four of Judith's novels have received Reviewers Choice awards from RT Book Reviews, and she's been... Read More →
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Caroline Linden

Caroline Linden is the bestselling author of twenty romances. She earned a math degree from Harvard University and wrote computer software before turning to writing fiction. Her books have won the Daphne du Maurier Award, the Golden Leaf Award, and the Romance Writers of America’s... Read More →
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Myretta Robens

Myretta Robens is the president of the New England Chapter of the Romance Writers of America. She began writing historical romance novels in 2003 and created the Jane Austen website The Republic of Pemberley in 1997. Robens was first published in 2005, with Once Upon a Sofa. Her second... Read More →
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Cecilia Tan

Cecilia Tan is an award-winning author of passionate fiction. RT Book Reviews awarded her Career Achievement in Erotic Romance in 2015, and her novel Slow Surrender won the RT Reviewers Choice Award and the Maggie Award for Excellence. She has been publishing Daron's Guitar Chronicles... Read More →

Saturday October 15, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Boston Common Hotel Hancock