Episode 252 How to Write a Post-Covid Romance with Alisha Rai
Alisha Rai writes fun, joyful contemporary romances about smart, mature people who still struggle to find love. And by mature, we don’t mean old—I mean, these characters make good choices and try to understand themselves and other people, but it’s still not easy.
We talk about those character choices, but before we dig in, we discuss Alisha’s decision to set her current book, First Comes Like, in a post-Covid world with special attention to what it’s going to be like as we emerge from a period of loneliness and loss—and still write a funny, entertaining, diverting romance.
KJ: First Comes Like by Alisha Rai
Sarina: Sweetheart by Sarah Mayberry
Alisha: Big Bad Wolf by Suleikha Snyder
Second First Impressions by Sally Thorne
Love at First by Kate Clayborn
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