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Writers at Work with Sarah Fay
What 'The Italian Lesson' and True Crime Podcasts Can Teach Us About Serializing
I’m beyond excited about The Italian Lesson, the romance novel currently serializing on Substack. If you haven’t heard about it yet, it’s by E. Jean Carroll (of the brilliant Substack advice column A…
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E. Jean and Mary had a fascinating and wide-ranging conversation about romance and friendship plus a crucially important project E. Jean is working on with attorney, friend, and human being extraordinaire, Robbie Kaplan.

Wait, Really?
Wait, Mary Trump writes romance?
You’re reading Wait, Really? Want to get it in your inbox? Sign up below. It’s been a busy few months in the legal lives of Mary L. Trump, the estranged niece of former President Trump, and E. Jean Carroll, the woman who accused him of rape. Trump, who is author of the…
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We had a chat with NPR’s Chloe Veltman a couple of days ago about romance novel conventions, the fact that The Italian Lesson is breaking all of them, and how this collaboration works. You can read the profile and listen here. It was really fun!

Alexandra Alter’s June 1 profile in The New York Times kicked it all off!