The two on what makes their contemporary love stories sparkle By Rosalind Faires, 1:15PM, Mon. Oct. 29, 2018 Tweet print write a letter There was an air of conspiratorial camaraderie from the moment moderator Patricia Hayes and authors Alyssa Cole and Jasmine Guillory entered the room. Maybe it was predestined. (l-r) Alyssa Cole, Jasmine Guillory, and Patricia Hayes (Photo by Rosalind Faires) Guillory and Cole came familiar with each other’s work – they run in the same Twitter circles and toward the end of the session, Guillory credited Cole’s books, “where black women are getting their happy endings,” as an inspiration for her own work. Then there was Hayes’ gleeful enthusiasm for both books being discussed – Cole’s A Duke by Default and Guillory’s The Wedding Date – which became immediately evident when she held up her lovingly tabbed copies, with all “LOL and ‘Wow!’ moments marked.” To top it all off was the crowd, medium-sized but outsized in attention and devotion. There were audience questions in almost all the Book Festival sessions I attended, but the questions for this panel were singular in their quantity and the way they revealed a passionate, thoughtful readership eagerly following the careers of… Read full this story
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