Nov 20, 2020 • 41M

Episode 238 Turning #Romance on Its Head with Lyssa Kay Adams

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Entertaining, actionable advice on craft, productivity and creativity for writers and journalists in all genres, with hosts Jessica Lahey, KJ Dell'Antonia and Sarina Bowen.

Every writer craves that high concept idea that leads to the breakout book, or in this case breakout series. For Lyssa Kay Adams, it came from that joke women often make about wishing their male partners read romance—and a moment in 2016 when she “just wanted to live in a world full of men who get it.” She created The Bromance Book Club, about a group of men who read romance to understand their relationships and their partners. That became her first novel, quickly followed by Undercover Bromance and Crazy Stupid Bromance, and we three have read and loved them all. We talk indie v. trad, breaking out, building a series, writing diverse worlds and more.

Links from the Pod

Jason Rogers’ Men’s Health article

Heated Rivalry by Rachel Reid

Kobo Libra



Lyssa: Just a Heartbeat Away by Cara Bastone

Snapped by Alexa Martin

Sarina: Again the Magic by Lisa Kleypas

Jess: The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder

Crazy Stupid Bromance

KJ: Ties That Tether by Jane Igharo

All Stirred Up by Brianne Moore

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