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Jessica Benson
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January 8 2014

Trading Places: Switching It Up in Romance

My very first experience with The Switch as a plot device was with Tamora Pierce's Song of the Lioness Series. I was all of 12 years old and I absolutely fell in love with the androgynous Alanna...
April 1 2013

The I’s Have It: First-Person Point of View in Historical Romance

Try changing the point of view from first person to third person in the opening of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, and you will understand the power a first-person narrative can have. I doubt that...
June 23 2011

RITA Wayback Machine: Diane Gaston on Jessica Benson’s Much Obliged

In 2006, when my third book A Reputable Rake won the RITA for Best Regency Romance, who knew it would be the last one ever awarded? In those days, “Regency Romance” meant the shorter length traditional...