We’re joined by debut author Adriana Herrera to chat about American Dreamer, the details she included about Afro-Latinx cuisine that made us hungry when we were reading, and how romance could handle stories that include trauma better.
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WAYS TO LISTEN
Some highlights from our conversation include:
- How she started reading romance
- How her stories intersect the many pieces of her identity
- Her day job working with refugees and survivors of domestic and sexual abuse– and how that impacts her writing
- How domestic violence is not based on feelings but on beliefs…and is a choice
- Why using domestic violence as a plot device without thoroughly exploring it or examining it with any authenticity is harmful
- All about American Dreamer!
- What’s coming next in the series
- Some of the depictions of masculinity that bother us
- Afro-Carribean food!!
- American Dreamer by Adriana Herrera
- Long Shot by Kennedy Ryan
- American Fairytale by Adriana Herrera
- Any Old Diamonds by K.J. Charles
- Books by Alexis Daria
- Books by Priscilla Oliveras
- Books by LaQuette