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Kobo Writing Life Podcast – Episode 84 – RT Booklovers Conference Part 3

 

Episode 84 contains the third and final installment of interviews that took place at RT (Romantic Times) Booklovers Convention in Atlanta this year. This time the interviews are from Sinead McElhinney, PR Coodinator for Kobo, who was interacting with dozens of authors and romance readers at the conference.

Featured interviews include chats with the two authors who write under the name Christina Lauren and with Ella Quinn.

Sinead McElhinney, PR Coordinator for Rakuten Kobo Inc.

Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, the dynamic duo co-authors who make up the NYT and USA Today bestselling author Christina Lauren. In their chat, they discuss the process of co-authoring and how it has evolved in the past 8 years as well as the personal closeness/friendship that is the foundation for their authoring partnership.

Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, AKA Christina Lauren

Ella Quinn is a USA Today Bestselling author of smart and spicy regency romances. In her chat with Sinead, she shares a bit about the incredible amount of research on the customs, the manners and the buildings for the worlds she writes about in her historical novels. She explains how, while those elements are important in the realism, that the love story and the characters are what should be front and center in the reader’s mind.

Ella Quinn

Sinead and Mark at RT Booklovers Convention

Mark then talks with Sinead about what she does at Kobo (a bit of a behind the scenes look), and how her role in PR is related to engaging in social media and in person interactions with publishers, with authors and with readers.

Some of the authors whose audio wasn’t captured for this podcast have interesting blog posts about their writing appearing on the Kobo Cafe Blog. Links appear here:

A quick snapshot of Kobo’s Instagram page

With Love Q&A‘s with

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