Light-hearted fiction with depth? You can’t be serious.

I've never held with the belief that a book or movie is unable to be both light-hearted and serious at the same time. Critics of chick-lit often suggest that it's trite, frothy and predictable. And the minute you add humour and label something a romantic comedy, forget it, you can't take it seriously. I'm calling BS on …

‘The Dark Side of Romance’ panel discussion, Book Expo Australia, Aug 30-31

What is it about dark creatures and the supernatural that writers and readers alike find so compelling? And why do romance authors find paranormal and urban fantasy settings such an appealing backdrop for love? On Saturday August 30th at 11.30am-12.15pm, I'll be joining in a panel discussion all about 'The Dark Side of Romance' with two …