Jewrotica, a new website that's about... well, exactly what you think it's about.
I contributed my first article to them today:
Growing up with parents unfamiliar with American culture came with perks. I was watching soap operas at 10 (the summer Luke raped
Laura, no less), and reading trashy-but-amazing potboilers like Master
of the Game, Mistral’s Daughter and Hollywood Wives by age 13. (Not to
mention that classic of Jewish-American literature, Sheila Levine Is
Dead and Living in NYC.) Every single tome was infinitely educational.
In fact, when my husband and I first started dating and he asked where I
had learned a maneuver he particularly enjoyed, I referred him, only
half-jokingly, to the collected works of Mr. Sidney Sheldon, one of the great and inspiring novelists of our time.
Naturally, with a wasted youth like that, there was only thing I could grow up to be: A soap and romance writer.
Read more, including why I think romance novels and soaps provide a valuable public service at: http://jewrotica.org/2012/11/the-birth-of-a-romance-author/