Quickie #5: Breaking News at the RWA!

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We interrupt our regularly scheduled episode to bring you breaking news from the Romance Writers of America! In this not so quick quickie, Claire updates us on the scandal that is rocking the romance world, and Neil discusses Chuck Tingle's literary critic of the whole affair: "Not Pounded By Romance Wranglers Of America Because Their New Leadership Is From The Depths Of The Endless Cosmic Void" So strap in, because things are about to get crazy! (And, spoilers, a little racist). Articles Cited: Claire Ryan's Timeline https://www.claireryanauthor.com/blog/2019/12/27/the-implosion-of-the-rwa Laura Vivanco's write up on Corporate Buyer http://teachmetonight.blogspot.com/2019/08/racism-and-corporate-romance-buyer.html Suzan Tisdale's Video Response https://www.pscp.tv/w/1yoKMzRLLjYGQ?t=11m51s "Fifty Shades of White" - The Guardian, April 2019 https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/apr/04/fifty-shades-of-white-romance-novels-racism-ritas-rwa "What Happened?" - Vox, December 2019 https://www.vox.com/2020/1/10/21055125/rwa-what-happened-resignations-courtney-milan-damon-suede-backstory-2020-ritas-conference "President and Executive Director Resign" - Publisher's Weekly, January 2020 https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/publisher-news/article/82124-rwa-president-executive-director-resign-as-publishers-drop-its-annual-conference.html "The Leaders Have Resigned" - LitHub https://lithub.com/after-months-of-controversy-the-romance-writers-of-americas-leaders-have-resigned/ Suzan Brokmann's Acceptance Speech https://tinyletter.com/SuzanneBrockmann/letters/that-rwa-lta-speech-news-from-suz Sue Grimshaw's Award (Read the comments) https://dearauthor.com/features/industry-news/sue-grimshaw-awarded-the-2008-vivian-stephens-industry-award-from-rwa/ BONUS: We didn't talk about this in the podcast but it's worth looking at. "The Ten Most Bonker's Moments from this Damon Suede Interview" http://jennytrout.com/?p=12845

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