016: Sanctuary by Rebekah Weatherspoon with Norma Perez-Hernandez
Norma Perez-Hernandez, an assistant editor at romance publisher Kensington, warms my heart as we talk about working in publishing, how rom coms are returning to the city, and how people of color pursuing a career in publishing experience systemic inequality.
Our Romance Worth Reading is Sanctuary by Rebekah Weatherspoon, which is part of the Beards and Bondage series. We discuss recovery, hating your job, sweet dogs, delicious romance tropes, and how this book is both like and very much NOT like a Hallmark movie.
Guest Norma Perez-Hernandez:
- Sanctuary (Beards and Bondage Series #2) by Rebekah Weatherspoon
- Publisher’s Weekly Industry Salary Survey, 2019: https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/publisher-news/article/81718-the-pw-publishing-industry-salary-survey-2019.html
- The book I could not remember from a lit class was: Tess of the d'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented by Thomas Hardy. (Thank you, @ReadingRomance3 for guessing based on a very vague description.)
- People of Color in Publishing
- Latinx in Publishing
- I Don’t Feel Your Pain: A failure of empathy perpetuates racial disparities: https://slate.com/technology/2013/06/racial-empathy-gap-people-dont-perceive-pain-in-other-races.html
- Vampire lesbian sorority book by Rebekah Weatherspoon: Soul to Keep, Blacker Than Blue, Better Off Red
- Haven is book 1 of the Beards and Bondage series: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B078ML3Y6P/?ie=UTF8&%2AVersion%2A=1&%2Aentries%2A=0
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