About the Hosts
New York Times, Washington Post & USA Today bestseller Sarah MacLean is the author of historical romance novels that have been translated into more than twenty languages.
A columnist for The Washington Post, Sarah is a leading advocate for the romance genre, speaking widely on its place at the nexus of gender and cultural studies. Her work in support of romance and the women who read led Entertainment Weekly to crown her "the elegantly fuming, utterly intoxicating queen of historical romance." A graduate of Smith College & Harvard University, Sarah now lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.
Her favorite IAD book is Sweet Ruin. This is a hill she will die on.
Jen’s lifelong romance habit began in 7th grade when she found a bag of remaindered romance novels in her grandmother’s basement. Jen reviews romance for The Book Queen, Kirkus, and whoever follows her on Twitter.
Jen not only teaches middle school English, but she also teaches graduate students how to be middle school English teachers. It’s all very meta. She lives in Chicago with her husband, son, and two cats. She’s ridiculously proud of the fact that she makes an honest living talking about books all day.
Her favorite IAD book is Lothaire, or maybe Demon from the Dark. She’s not dying on any hills over this one…yet.