Lunchbox talk: Romance authors Alissa Callen, Amy Andrews, Chris Taylor and panel facilitator Gabrielle Battistel. Photo: Taylor JurdLunchtime got a little romantic at the Dubbo Macquarie Regional Library last Tuesday when it hosted a romanceauthors talk.
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The lunch box talk featured a panel of three popular Australianromance authors, Amy Andrews, Alissa Callen and Chris Taylor.

The three authors discussed their work, their processes and then participated in aQuestion and Answer session with the audience members.

The three authors had just got back from the Mudgee Readers Festival where they also shared with readers a bit about their writing style and ideas for their respective novels.

Ms Andrews said people were always a little fascinated by romance writers and their novels.

“There’s always that little bit of intrigue with thosebooks,” she said.

Along with romance novels, Ms Andrews has written women’s fiction, romantic comedy and much more.

Ms Andrews said by coming to the Dubbo library with her fellow romance authors, she hopes they can inspire local readers to give romance a go.

“I hope we inspire them to find new authors to read and hopefully even think about romance books in a new light,” she said.

“We’re all serious women. It’s a serious career and profession.

“One of the things I like about romance novels is that they put women and their stories first.”

Ms Andrews said she hopes Dubbo audiences who attended the session were entertained by the panel discussion and were able to get a newperspective.

“We’re not boring housewives,” she said.

“We are all busy women, who areworking and running a family.”

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