When In Romance

Hosted ByTrisha Brown & Jessica Pryde

When In Romance is a biweekly romance podcast dedicated to romance novel news, enthusiasm, and romance book recommendations from Book Riot!

E50: It’s Gotta Be All Up From Here

Jess and Trisha try to explain the destructive disaster that engulfed RWA, talk about the implications of the organization’s implosion, and discuss 2020 resolutions and romance titles they’re ready for.

This episode is sponsored byBook Riot Insiders,Book Riot’s Read Harder 2020 Challenge, andLibro FM.

Subscribe to the podcast viaRSS,Apple Podcasts,Spotify, orStitcher.

To get even more romance recs and news, sign up for ourKissing Books newsletter!


Here’s theSBTB rundownof the RWA debacle, and here’sClaire Ryan’s detailed timelineof the events leading up to it.

Jess did somevery thoughtful reflectingon the situation as well.

Romance Sparks Joy created alist of booksby underrepresented authors which were withdrawn from the RITA awards (which have now been cancelled).

And here’sthe original of the comicJess was describing by Alex Norris. (There’sanother version with a fourth panel, but we’re not sure who created that fourth panel.)


The Boyfriend Projectby Farrah Rochon (Coming June 9th)

Recipe for Persuasionby Sonali Dev (Coming May 26th)

Get A Life, Chloe Brownby Talia Hibbert (which we’re discussing on the next episode of WIR!)

Send us your 2020 resolutions, books you can’t wait for, and your Goodreads reviewing tips! As always, you can find Jess and Trisha at the WIR email address (wheninromance@bookriot.com). You can also find us on Twitter (@jessisreading and @trishahaleybrwn), or Instagram (@jess_is_reading and @trishahaleybrown).

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter