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389. RWA One Month Later, Part II: A Conversation with HelenKay Dimon

Smart Podcast, Trashy Books: Reviews, Interviews, and Discussion About All the Romance Novels You Love to Read

Welcome to part two of a special four episode series on RWA: One Month Later. We’ve heard from C Chilove, Laurel Cremant, and Diana Neal, the officers of CIMRWA, and today I’m speaking with RWA past president HelenKay Dimon.I interviewed HelenKay in late September 2019 about the end of her term as president. Now we’re looking back on the past month since the RWA decision against Courtney Milan was released.We cover a lot in this episode, and there are a number of questions - ones we don’t know the answers to. We might never know. But as someone who oversaw prior ethics committees, and who served on the board as President, HelenKay knows a lot of what is supposed to happen, what might have happened here, and what may have gone wrong.Check your podcast feed tomorrow, February 2, for part three of this series on RWA: One Month Later, when I’ll be interviewing Jessie Edwards, Marketing and PR Manager for RWA. Then, on February 3, you’ll hear from Courtney Milan.Music: https://www.purple-planet.comYou can subscribe to Smart Podcast, Trashy Books at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you catch your favorite shows!

1hr 23mins

1 Feb 2020

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370. RWA, The RITAs, and the Future: A Conversation with Dowager RWA President HelenKay Dimon

Smart Podcast, Trashy Books: Reviews, Interviews, and Discussion About All the Romance Novels You Love to Read

Today I’m chatting with RWA Past President HelenKay Dimon, whose term as president ended on 31 August 2019. We talk about the past year in RWA, the RITAs and the continued evolution of the contest, and the binary of “fix it” or “burn it all down.”We also talk about the changes in this year’s RITA contest, and the board’s work on earning trust, fixing many things, and rethinking everything. We also talk about her career as a romantic suspense writer, and all the different flavors contained in that sub-genre. And we attempt to predict the future of romance fiction, and making the umbrella wider.

27 Sep 2019

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RWA President and romantic suspense author HelenKay Dimon on Authors on the Air

Authors on the Air

 Authors on the Air host Pam Stack welcomes RWA president and romantic suspense author HelenKay Dimon.   HelenKay Dimon is a former divorce lawyer turned bestselling author of more than 40 Romantic Suspense, Contemporary, and Erotic Romance books and novellas. Her books have been featured in various national and international venues and she has had two books named Red-Hot Reads in Cosmo magazine. She is a four-time RITA® Award finalist in romantic suspense (for Mr and Mrs Smith, Facing Fire, Guarding Mr. Fine and The Fixer) and is 2018 RITA® Award winner for The Fixer. She’s also a Reviewers’ Choice Best Book Award winner in romantic suspense for The Fixer. In addition to writing, HelenKay is the president of the Romance Writers of America and frequently teaches workshops and classes on fiction writing and romance writing.  About HER OTHER SECRET:   Whitaker Island is more than a getaway. For Tessa Jenkins, the remote strip of land in Washington state is a sanctuary. Fleeing from a shattering scandal, she has a new name, a chance at a new beginning, and a breathtaking new view: Hansen Rye. It’s hard not to crush on Whitaker’s hottest handyman. At six-foot-three and all kinds of fine, he’s also intensely private.   After a devastating family tragedy, Hansen finds the pebbled shores of the faraway island to be an ideal refuge. Letting down his guard for the sexy, impulsive Tessa is an unexpected pleasure. But there’s another newcomer to Whitaker. He’s no stranger to Hansen. And when he’s murdered, the crime casts a threatening shadow. As suspicion falls on Hansen, all his secrets are about to collide with Tessa’s. Now the pasts they were determined to outrun are catching up to them.  LISTEN ON YOUR FAVORITE PODCAST APP.

27mins

8 Jul 2019

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Romantic Suspense author HelenKay Dimon visits Authors on the Air

Authors On The Air Radio

Authors on the Air host Pam Stack welcomes RWA president and romantic suspense author HelenKay Dimon.   HelenKay Dimon is a former divorce lawyer turned bestselling author of more than 40 Romantic Suspense, Contemporary, and Erotic Romance books and novellas. Her books have been featured in various national and international venues and she has had two books named Red-Hot Reads in Cosmo magazine. She is a four-time RITA® Award finalist in romantic suspense (for Mr and Mrs Smith, Facing Fire, Guarding Mr. Fine and The Fixer) and is 2018 RITA® Award winner for The Fixer. She’s also a Reviewers’ Choice Best Book Award winner in romantic suspense for The Fixer. In addition to writing, HelenKay is the president of the Romance Writers of America and frequently teaches workshops and classes on fiction writing and romance writing. About HER OTHER SECRET:   Whitaker Island is more than a getaway. For Tessa Jenkins, the remote strip of land in Washington state is a sanctuary. Fleeing from a shattering scandal, she has a new name, a chance at a new beginning, and a breathtaking new view: Hansen Rye. It’s hard not to crush on Whitaker’s hottest handyman. At six-foot-three and all kinds of fine, he’s also intensely private.   After a devastating family tragedy, Hansen finds the pebbled shores of the faraway island to be an ideal refuge. Letting down his guard for the sexy, impulsive Tessa is an unexpected pleasure. But there’s another newcomer to Whitaker. He’s no stranger to Hansen. And when he’s murdered, the crime casts a threatening shadow. As suspicion falls on Hansen, all his secrets are about to collide with Tessa’s. Now the pasts they were determined to outrun are catching up to them.  lLISTEN ON YOUR FAVORITE PODCAST APP.

28mins

26 Jun 2019

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Open Book with HelenKay Dimon

Open Book with Maggie Downs & Tod Goldberg

This week we're joined by international bestselling romance writer HelenKay Dimon, to talk about her career, how she got her start, and the politics of writing romance.

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2 Feb 2019

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Book Lights Radio with Lisa Kessler presents author HelenKay Dimon

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HelenKay Dimon is a former divorce lawyer turned bestselling author of more than 40 Romantic Suspense, Contemporary, and Erotic Romance books and novellas. A two-time RITA® Award finalist (for Mr. and Mr. Smith and Facing Fire) and a Reviewers’ Choice Best Book Award winner in romantic suspense (for The Fixer), HelenKay is the president of Romance Writers of America. She lives in San Diego where she is working on her next series…or streaming a show on Netflix. You can find out more about HelenKay on her website at: http://HelenKayDimon.comAnd for more about host Lisa Kessler visit http://Lisa-Kessler.comBook Lights - shining a light on good books!

16mins

16 Jan 2018

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276. An Interview With RWA President Elect HelenKay Dimon

Smart Podcast, Trashy Books: Reviews, Interviews, and Discussion About All the Romance Novels You Love to Read

This week, I have a long conversation with prior guest of the podcast and Romance Writers of America President-elect HelenKay Dimon, who is also the author of more than fifty romances. We talk about what exactly RWA is, and what it does, what it means to be on the board, and what it means to be President-Elect. We discuss the changes in recent years and what the goals of the organization are, and we talk about some of the more problematic books that have been RITA finalists over the past few years as well. And of course, we cover what books she’s reading, writing, and buying immediately due to Twitter and Facebook recommendations.

1hr 28mins

8 Dec 2017

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Ep. 7 - Under the Wire by HelenKay Dimon

Heaving Bosoms: A Romance Novel Podcast

Erin and Mel read Bad Boys Undercover: Under the Wire by HelenKay Dimon, but mostly talk about how many gunshot wounds is too many for sex. Also, please welcome our new spin-off show, Logistics with Erin.  Note: this episode was originally recorded in late October, so Ember is BACK! Don't worry for Melody, she made it.  Self Love Recommendations:  - Create or join a book club with people you adore. It's good for the soul (this podcast proves it!).  - Head over to ohmygodyes.com to see what's happening in the science of women's pleasure. There's a one time payment that gets you access to all videos and publications they have to offer. Revenue goes back into funding more research, too! 

59mins

13 Nov 2017

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130. Action Adventure Romance: Elyse and Sarah Interview HelenKay Dimon

Smart Podcast, Trashy Books: Reviews, Interviews, and Discussion About All the Romance Novels You Love to Read

Elyse and Sarah talk with HelenKay Dimon about writing adventure and action romance, and about ways to describe the different kinds of romantic suspense. The audio gets a little muddy around 22 and 26 minutes - my apologies for that.

27 Feb 2015