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Alyssa Cole

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Alyssa Cole is an award-winning author of historical, contemporary, and sci-fi romance. Her Civil War-set espionage romance An Extraordinary Union was the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award’s Best Book of 2017 and the American Library Association’s RUSA Best Romance for 2018, and A Princess in Theory was one of the New York Times’ 100 Notable Books of 2018. She’s contributed to publications including Bustle, Shondaland, The Toast, Vulture, RT Book Reviews, and Heroes and Heartbreakers, and her books have received critical acclaim from The New York Times, Library Journal, BuzzFeed, Kirkus, Booklist, Jezebel, Vulture, Book Riot, Entertainment Weekly, and various other outlets. When she’s not working, she can usually be found watching anime or wrangli ...more

Spring Fling 2020 Keynote Speech 7/25/20





I was honored to be invited to do the keynote for the Spring Fling conference, and though we all attended from the comfort of our own homes, it was wonderful getting to virtually see people!





Here is my speech (I did ad lib a bit, but this is the [unedited] written version):





Hi everyone and thank you for coming to this virtual Chicago Spring Fling, and to the hardworking organizers for having

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A Princess in Theory - Alyssa Cole (Contemporary Romance)
 
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Elements of Chemistry - Penny Reid (Contemporary Romance)
 
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