Occasionally I write hotheaded essays in interesting places. Here are a few favorites.
“Short and Sweet: Breaking Down the Appeal of the Romance Novella” — RT Book Reviews Magazine, April 2013 A love letter to the tight economy and high stakes of great romance novellas. Like the hard-hitting one-act play or screenplay, a strong novella strikes deep, wastes no words, and leaves you breathless for more.
“Flawed Heroines and the Likeability Standard” — Romance Around the Corner Reflections on why we judge female characters so harshly, and a call to expand the definition of “likeable” for women.
“Realistic Depictions of Rape in Romance” — Dear Author A look at pro-survivor romance novels that realistically explore the causes and consequences of rape. Followed by a wonderful discussion among readers in the comments.
“What To Say if Your Best Friend Tells You She Was Raped” — xoJane Good guidelines for how to support the people we love. Again, followed by a great discussion among readers.
Sometimes people write articles about me, or quote me in their articles. Here are a few of those.
“Brooklyn author pens a steamy novel reminiscent of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey'” — New York Daily News
“Rebecca Rogers Maher, a Romance Novelist in our Midst” — Brooklyn Bugle
“Carroll Gardens Mom Moonlights as Racy Romance Novelist” — Carroll Gardens Patch
If you’d like to discuss these articles, or if you’re interested in a guest post, essay, or interview for your blog or magazine, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.