Episode Summary

We’re joined this week by award winning romance author Priscilla Oliveras to chat about how she got her start in romance, her experiences as an RWA board member (and some of the challenges the organization faces), and how her characters become like family to her. We also talk all about her Matched to Perfection series, the latest of which is Their Perfect Melody--featuring a victim's advocate heroine and a hero who's a Spanish guitar playing Chicago PD officer.

Episode Notes

We’re joined this week by award winning romance author Priscilla Oliveras to chat about how she got her start in romance, her experiences as an RWA board member (and some of the challenges the organization faces), and how her characters become like family to her. We also talk all about her Matched to Perfection series, the latest of which is Their Perfect Melody--featuring a victim's advocate heroine and a hero who's a Spanish guitar playing Chicago PD officer.

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Some highlights from our conversation include:

  • How she got her first exposure to romance and how her career began
  • How writing gave her a piece of her identity that gave her something important outside of motherhood
  • How her daughters are now old enough that they come to support her the same way she has supported them their whole lives--and how wonderful that is!
  • Some of the challenges that the RWA board is facing right now, particularly when it comes to representation and the RITA awards
  • How RWA is trying to become a more inclusive space
  • Where she gets inspiration for her characters
  • How her brand is "contemporary romance with a Latinx flavor"
  • How she had to learn to write what was in her heart, which included writing the world that she knows and wasn't seeing depicted
  • 4 Chicas Chat Facebook group
  • All about her Matched to Perfection series--where the characters came from and what each book is about
  • What it's like starting a new series as an author when your readers have embraced the one you've just finished
  • Where she draws inspiration for the Latinx elements of her stories
  • Fiction From the Heart Facebook Group 

Books mentioned:

Their Perfect Melody by Priscilla Oliveras

His Perfect Partner by Priscilla Oliveras

Her Perfect Affair by Priscilla Oliveras

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

 

About the Show

Welcome to The Wicked Wallflowers Club! We are two authors who read, write, and love everything about the romance genre. We celebrate female empowerment and sex positivity. Entertainment Weekly featured us on their "Must List" as "a compelling reminder of why the oft-dismissed genre is a real force in cultural conversations".