Authorized: Love and Romance


Top authors on writing, sex and romance. Interviewed by CBS Sunday Morning contributor, Faith Salie.

  • 39 minutes 28 seconds
    Ep. 15: Rebecca Traister

    In the Season 2 finale of Authorized, Faith talks about romance in the real world with Rebecca Traister, author of All The Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation. They have a candid conversation about our culture’s changing views on marriage and how it has affected women and their love lives. Plus, Faith goes to Lady Jane's Salon, New York City's first and only Romance literary salon, to meet fellow fans.

    9 October 2017, 4:00 pm
  • 27 minutes 2 seconds
    Ep. 14: Nalini Singh

    Paranormal Romance author Nalini Singh talks about creating the complex world and characters of her Psy-Changeling and Guild Hunter series. And she shares a sneak peek into the wild passion and dark betrayal in her new novel, Silver Silence. Plus, Faith's sex scene gets its very own cover design thanks to author/designers Lena Hart and K.M. Jackson.

    2 October 2017, 4:00 pm
  • 36 minutes 3 seconds
    Ep. 13: Jennifer Finney Boylan

    Author and transgender rights activist Jennifer Finney Boylan talks about her thrilling new Mystery Romance, Long Black Veil. This intimate conversation explores the secrets we hide in our relationships and the truths we discover within ourselves. Plus, photojournalist Glenna Gordon takes us to Kano, Nigeria where a vibrant community of Muslim women are writing littattafan soyayya, or "literature of love," for an eager, communal audience.

    25 September 2017, 4:00 pm
  • 35 minutes 16 seconds
    Ep. 12: Larissa Pham

    Larissa Pham opens up about her debut Erotica novella, Fantasian, which brings readers to Yale to explore the laws of attraction through a philosophical lens… and explicit sex scenes. And Faith wonders, is all sex about power? Plus, Audible voiceover artists Therese Plummer and Chris Kipiniak talk about getting into character to narrate Romance audiobooks.

    18 September 2017, 4:00 pm
  • 33 minutes 57 seconds
    Ep. 11: André Aciman

    Faith sits down with author and Proust scholar, André Aciman to discuss his new novel Enigma Variations: A Novel. They discuss his new character’s life of all consuming, covetous love and the difference between remorse and regret. Plus, Frank Brinkley of Literary Review talks about the Bad Sex in Fiction Award.

    11 September 2017, 4:00 pm
  • 32 minutes 51 seconds
    Ep. 10: Julia Quinn

    Faith finds out what makes Regency Romance author Julia Quinn’s novels so Julia shares what it’s like to be published all over the world, and then takes on Faith’s tricky trivia game of Romance novel titles. Plus, Jezebel staff writer Kelly Faircloth walks Faith through the history of the billion-dollar Romance industry, including old commercials from Harlequin and Silhouette that need to be heard to be believed.

    5 September 2017, 2:13 pm
  • 24 minutes 32 seconds
    Ep. 9: Kamia Garcia

    YA author Kami Garcia sits down with Faith to talk about her first Romance novel, The Lovely Reckless. In a wide-ranging conversation, Kami explains how she channels her inner 17-year-old while writing, why her strong female characters have to work to get to happily ever after, and the ramifications of dating as a teen while having an undercover cop for a parent.

    5 September 2017, 2:11 pm
  • 28 minutes 29 seconds
    Ep. 8: Sophie Kinsella

    Faith talks to Sophie Kinsella, whose new novel, My Not So Perfect Life, explores a unique and intense relationship between a struggling employee and a domineering boss. The queen of “chick lit” digs into the label to see just how accurate it is, and shares her writing process and inspirations. Plus, Faith visits Harlequin Romance editor Patience Bloom to get feedback on her first attempt at writing a sex scene.

    21 August 2017, 7:00 am
  • 24 minutes 16 seconds
    Ep. 7: Terry McMillan

    Terry McMillan – world-renowned author of Waiting to Exhale, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, and the new I Almost Forgot About You – joins Faith for a frank and funny talk that explores her strong views on personal growth and why it’s so important to create stories that reflect middle-aged women and their sexual needs. Terry also reads an unpublished poem that she wrote following her highly-publicized (and painful) divorce.

    14 August 2017, 7:00 am
  • 24 minutes 15 seconds
    Ep. 6: Curtis Sittenfeld

    Faith sits down with Curtis Sittenfeld to discuss the author’s reinterpretation of Jane Austen's classic Romance, Pride and Prejudice and the unique challenges in transferring the action from Regency England to 21st century Cincinnati. Plus, the show goes to Oxford University to find out what Austen was reading and writing as a teenager. Spoiler: she was into saucy Romance novels, too.

    8 August 2017, 3:42 pm
  • 21 minutes 29 seconds
    Ep. 5: Damon Suede

    Why do so many straight readers love gay Romance? This week, Faith chats with author Damon Suede, who counts hetero, Texan firefighters among his biggest fans. Damon opens up about researching his debut novel Hot Head on ride-alongs with the FDNY, what it means to “write like a guy,” and how Romance helped him discover his own sexuality.

    31 July 2017, 8:30 am
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