Here are links to the author profile pages of the author guests at the first three Turning the Pages of Romance conferences, co-sponsored by the Lincoln City Libraries and the Omaha Public Library:
Victoria Alexander [keynote speaker], Kylie Brant, Pam Crooks, Kristin Gabriel, Cindy Gerard, Kim Louise, Leigh Michaels, Julie Miller, Roxanne Rustand, Cynthia Rutledge, Bobbi Smith
Jo Beverley [keynote speaker], Victoria Alexander, Kathleen Eagle, Elizabeth Grayson, Lois Greiman, Julie Miller, Deborah Raney, Cynthia Rutledge, Cheryl St. John, Ruth Scofield
Rachel Gibson [keynote speaker], Theresa Alan, Jennifer Ashley, Pam Crooks, Jodi Dawson, Michele Dunaway, Karen L. King, Kim Louise, Leigh Michaels, Nancy J. Parra, Melanie Schuster, Jodi Thomas, Carol Umberger
The Romance Writers of America is the ultimate source of support and advocacy for romance writers. A national lobbying organization that works to protect writers’ rights and improve the public perception of romance fiction, their site has lots of useful information for aspiring or beginning writers. There are also links to all of the local or regional Chapters of RWA, of which there are currently three in Nebraska.Nebraska Chapters:
Romantic Times Book Club is the romance publishing field’s main promotional magazine, filled each month with dozens of reviews, author profiles, publishing news, and helpful columns for both readers and writers. They also sponsor the annual RITA awards for romance fiction, as well as an annual convention for readers and writers of romance.
The Romance Reader has feature articles about romance fiction, interviews with romance authors, and over 7,000 romance fiction reviews. [links to www.theromancereader.com not currently working]
All About Romance features over 5,500 romance fiction reviews, regularly updated!
Romancing the Blog is an extensively cross-referenced “blogging” site for romance writers. Lots of useful links to additional resources.
Romance by the Blog is another extensive blogging site for romance writers, hosted by a romance review columnist.
Visit The Mystic Castle for numerous reviews, articles and connections to web resources for historical romance fans.
Bookbug on the Web — lots of useful links for romance readers.
Overbooked Romance — links to additional resources for and about readers and writers of romance. [Update 2019 – Site appears to no longer be active.]
The Road to Romance — Reviews, interviews, author profiles, contests, news.
As the name implies, Romance Reviews Today has lots and lots of romance fiction reviews.
The Literary Times — Reviews, news, author profiles and interviews, blogs, contests and more.
Writerspace.com — “Websites for Writers, Communities for Readers” is their slogan — and they do have a lot on both ends of the spectrum.
RomanceWiki.com — patterned after the popular user-generated Wikipedia, this site is slowly building an archive of information useful to both readers and writers of Romance fiction.
AllRomanceWriters.com — Book excerpts, author profiles, numerous reviews, and publishing news.
Canadian Romance Authors Network — News, reviews, profiles and interviews with Canadian romance authors.
The Passionate Pen — a site filled with helpful information for aspiring romance writers.
Join thousands of other aspiring writers to participate in the National Novel Writing Month in November, and network all year long with other writers both locally, nationally and internationally..
Romance in Color promotes African-American authors of romance fiction, with reviews, author profiles and interviews, listings of upcoming publication schedules and much more.
Ballantine Publishing. [A division of Random House]