P.N. Hinton

Born into a family of readers, P.N. gained a love reading as a sort of herd mentality. This love of reading has remained a life long passion, resulting in an English Degree from The University of Houston in Houston, Texas. She normally reads three to four books at any given time, in the futile Sisyphean hope of whittling down her ever growing to be read pile of no specific genre.

A Compelling Villain Is All About the Backstory

A compelling villain makes for a much more interesting narrative. The best way to achieve that is for the villain to have a sympathetic backstory.

12 Of The Best Sapphic Romances To Read

Sapphic romances are finally receiving a well deserved place in the sun. Here’s some of the best sapphic romances to read right now, including D’Vaughn and Kris Plan a Wedding by Chencia C. Higgins.

Is It Time to Retire the Romance Term “Bodice Ripper”?

The term "bodice ripper" is often used to disparage the romance genre, but it's also used by some romance readers. It is time to retire it?

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8 Swoon-Worthy Queer YA Romcoms You’ll Love

These queer YA romcoms are the perfect heartwarming stories for when you need a pick-me-up. You're sure to fall for these sweet reads.

Journalist, Activist, Feminist: Who Was Ida B. Wells?

Get to know the legendary journalist and activist, Ida B. Wells, and the mark she left on American history.

Banning Books Makes for Bad Parenting

Bad parents ban books.

8 of the Best Southern Mysteries

These Southern mysteries range from cozies to nail-biting thrillers, incorporating the history and landscape of the Southern U.S.

Middle Grade Books About Friendships Between Boys

These middle grade books feature friendships between boys in all of their complex, heartwarming, and sometimes heartbreaking glory.

Getting Rid of “Clean” Romances

Surely we can do better than "clean" as the name for romance books without descriptions of sex scenes. Here are some alternatives.