Today I’m chatting with Kelly Faircloth, senior writer for Jezebel.com, and frequent writer of excellent journalism about romance. I’ve interviewed Kelly before, and this time I wanted to talk to her about her Valentine’s Day feature which examined the artists behind the romance cover art we know and love. (CATNIP AHOY!)
She takes a deep dive in that article into the knowledge gap between what we think we know about romance cover art history, and what her research has revealed about what is presumed and what happened. Kelly also examines the individual women whose leadership and artistry shaped what romances looked like then, and now.
Special bonus: my top four almost-titles for this episode:
- Fuchsia, Teal, or Both
- Busting Open Historical Bodices
- Sarah and Kelly Hunt for Boners
- Fuchsia is indeed a Genre Descriptor