Elissa Sussman joins me to talk approximately her book, Funny You Should Ask, and about:

  • Writing a horny heroine’s POV
  • Dual timelines
  • Celebrity profiles
  • Life as a celebrity and managing a fandom
  • Matters that do, and do not twitch

Elissa is an extremely fluent fan of the romance genre, and we talk a lot approximately romance conventions we love and loathe, and what it means to subvert and undermine some very familiar dynamics, characters, and tropes.

Whether you love celebrity profiles, the narratives that construct fame, and Backside the scenes details, you’ll like this book, and you’ll probably really like this conversation. Please join us!

Thank you to Melissa Folds and Courtney Mocklow at Penguin RandomHouse for setting up this interview!

So – what’s your favorite celebrity profile? Do you follow celebrity gossip narratives? What sites are your faves? Email me – I would love to know. I personally love the FauxMoi subreddit (not the instagram feed itself). Tell me yours?

Music: purple-planet.com

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You can find Elissa Sussman on her website, ElissaSussman.com.

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And we also mentioned Shana’s review of A Lady for a Duke. 

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