Every four seconds a romance novel published by Harlequin or its British counterpart, Mills & Boon, is sold somewhere in the world. Julie Moggan’s Guilty Pleasures takes an amusing and touching look at this global phenomenon. Ironies abound in the contrasts between the everyday lives of the books’ readers and the fantasy worlds that offer them escape. Guilty Pleasures portrays five romance devotees who must, ultimately, find their dreams in the real world.
This Diverse Voices program was screened on Wednesday January 9th, 2013 at 7:00 pm-9:00 pm at Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (formerly Salt Lake Art Center).
- Sara M. Eden Sarah M. Eden
Sarah M Eden is the author of multiple historical romances, including Whitney Award finalists Seeking Persephone and Courting Miss Lancaster. Combining her obsession with history and affinity for tender love stories, Sarah loves crafting witty characters and heartfelt romances. She has twice served as the Master of Ceremonies for the LDStorymakers Writers Conference, acted as the Writer in Residence at the Northwest Writers Retreat and is one-third of the team at the AppendixPodcast.com. Sarah is represented by Pam van Hylckama Vlieg at Larsen Pomada Literary Agents.
- Margaret Toscano, Dr. University of Utah Department of Language and Literature
Margaret M. Toscano is an Assistant Professor of Classics and Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Utah, where she has taught in several capacities since 1996. She also received her Ph.D. from the University of Utah in 2002 in Comparative Literature. She is currently the Director of Graduate Studies for the Dept. of Languages and Literature.
Margaret is also interested in the reworking of ancient myths and motifs in popular culture. She has published articles on Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight books, the film O Brother, Where Art Thou? and the HBO-BBC TV series Rome.
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