Rank #1: Episode 38: LaQuette
Jess talks to LaQuette about the relationship between soaps and romance, the unique challenges of writing a multiple book arc for a couple, how white authors can help in the diversity fight too, her own hybrid path and how she balances everything.
Rank #2: Episode 18: Beverly Jenkins
Jess Michaels speaks to the amazing Beverly Jenkins about diversity, the green room in her head, the many changes in publishing and the movie of her book Deadly Sexy (and so much more).
Rank #3: Episode 9: Kimberly Dean
Rank #4: Episode 11: Erica Monroe
Historical romance author Erica Monroe talks to Jess Michaels about accidentally writing romance, outside of the box characters and an excessive amount of Bob's Burgers chat.
Rank #5: Episode 28: Kate Pearce
New York Times bestseller Kate Pearce talks to Jess Michaels about RWA parties, being too polite to call your dead agent, writing multiple projects, the joys of writing novellas, creating a solid team and figuring out what works best for yourself.
Rank #6: Episode 48: Talia Hibbert
Jess talks to the remarkable Talia Hibbert about taking the chance on a dream, writing young, starting indie, becoming a hybrid and her ever changing process.
Rank #7: Episode 49: Damon Suede
Jess talks to Damon Suede about the inherent core to voice, checking in with your Keep It Real Crew, how opportunity and preparation really do go hand in hand, the changing industry and his remarkable journey to success as a romance writer.
Rank #8: Episode 43: Kathryn LeVeque
Jess Michaels talks to USA Today Bestselling and Amazon All-Star Author Kathryn LeVeque about having many avenues of publishing and how she came to her own, her process, why she became a publisher to other authors and what she sees coming in the future.
Rank #9: Episode 12: Carrie Ann Ryan
Jess Michaels talks to New York Times bestseller Carrie Ann Ryan about starting romance late, finding your own voice, navigating grief through creativity and also she shares some news!
Rank #10: Episode 1: Jenn LeBlanc
Jess Michaels speaks to Jenn LeBlanc about her journey to writing romance, incorporating her photography background and thinking outside the box in publishing.
Rank #11: Episode 41: Nalini Singh
Jess talks to New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh about discovering prolific authors, her journey to publishing, all the balancing acts between heart and head, her process, crafting a long running series and cover art.
Rank #12: Episode 27: Elizabeth Boyle
Jess Michaels talks to New York Times bestseller Elizabeth Boyle about L.M. Montgomery, piracy law, digging up the bones of a story, writing something completely different, and always learning.
Rank #13: Episode 29: Alyssa Cole
Jess Michaels talks to Alyssa Cole about good man heroes, the impact of representation in fiction, the impacts of social media, how failure isn't failure, feeding creativity with variety and developing the process that works for you.
Rank #14: Episode 51: Danielle O'Farrell
Jess talks to actress Danielle O'Farrell about recording audiobooks, acting, creating characters from a voice perspective and living as a creative.
Rank #15: Episode 22: Janna MacGregor
Jess and Janna talk about coming to writing late in life, character as plot, finding balance in your life and sex in historical romances!