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    Welcome
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  • Published: Feb 14th, 2007

Sometimes an idea, like a bolt of lightning, will strike you at a moments notice.

Let me start at the beginning.  I have an identical twin sister, her name is Marisa and she’s in charge of programming for the channel, in fact we’ve been working together in television production for more years than I’m going to say.  Television production, while exciting, sometimes glamorous, most times interesting has one drawback – and that’s waiting. Whether you’re waiting for the lights to be set, or the talent to finish with wardrobe and make-up, or the cameraman to set up his shot, or the script to be changed – waiting is something you learn to live with.  In our daily lives waiting seems to be something we have to overcome, on the grocery line check-out, in the bank, at the doctor’s office or on a train waiting to get to work, there’s lots of places to wait.  Marisa’s motto during these times of wait is, "Always have a book to read."

Many years ago Marisa discovered and fell in love with romance novels.  She introduced me to this amazing world of heroines and heroes, and there we were two romance novel junkies, always with a book in our purse, on our coffee tables or by our night stands.  In fact, Marisa has always been my go to girl on what book, and what author I should read next.  She has great taste and she knows what I like and never steers me wrong.  In fact, I once found myself on a location in Tampa, Florida with a whole afternoon on my hands, and drove myself straight to the Barnes and Noble, and headed right for the romance section – so many books.  How was I going to make a quick decision on a book to buy that was going to get me through the next couple of days?  Marisa to the rescue.  I flipped out my cell phone, hit the speed dial, and started roaming the shelves with my sister on the other end.  While I was reading the titles aloud, she gave me her recommendations and helped me select the perfect book for my flight home.

A few months ago while we were riding the bus to work, going over production schedules, talent releases, scripts and all the infinite details we worry about for a production, we took a break to talk about a hotly anticipated new romance novel that she pre-ordered from Amazon.  We joked about what our lives would be like if we were a character in a romance novel.  And then it hit me – why not create a television channel exclusively devoted to romance novels?  Hmm what a novel idea.  Yeah, let’s talk to the women who write about strong, sexy, witty, smart women who overcome obstacles, achieve their goals and fall in love.

And so – fast forward —  present day, New York City. We’ve been on the road for two months talking to some incredible authors, and we found they are the real heroines.  They are smart, creative, witty, strong, and talented women who write the wonderful stories we voraciously read every day.

We hope you enjoy Romance Novel TV. There are many more authors to bring you and many more stories to tell.

Happy Viewing!
Maria

 

18 Responses to “Welcome”

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  1. KC
    on Feb 14th, 2007
    @ 12:22 pm

    Wow. Am I really going to be the first to comment here? Now there’s so much pressure…:)

    Let me say how wonderful this idea was. I loved the interviews and special things that you’ve already got here, and I’m really excited about some of the interviews that you have coming up soon.

    Congratulations, and I hope that you continue to share our favourite authors with all of us readers!


  2. Margaret
    on Feb 14th, 2007
    @ 12:56 pm

    I think this is a grand idea. I have watched all four interviews and enjoyed them tremendously.

    I want to tell you how impressed I am with the videography also. I don’t know if you set up in the authors’s homes or where but everything is gorgeous. Excellent lighting, sound, etc. Perfect.

    And the authors are so interesting in what they have to say. Even though they have their pictures on the back flaps, it’s nice to see a current face to go with the words.

    Way to go, Maria and Marisa


  3. Patricia Rice
    on Feb 14th, 2007
    @ 4:53 pm

    Congratulations on the successful launch! This is a truly fabulous idea, and I hope it works out well for everyone involved.

    Patricia Rice
    wordwenches.com


  4. Meg
    on Feb 14th, 2007
    @ 4:59 pm

    I just have to say that I love the videos. It is wonderful to put a voice to the words in print.


  5. Maria at romancenovel.tv
    on Feb 14th, 2007
    @ 5:10 pm

    Thanks for all your warm wishes. We have had so much fun interviewing all the authors — you can’t really call it a job!


  6. Kathy
    on Feb 14th, 2007
    @ 5:23 pm

    What a great Valentne’s Day gift to all romance novel fans! Thanks so much and congratulations on your web site. I’ve greatly enjoyed the interviews with my favorite authors. You seemed to have hit on the exact questions I would have asked myself. I’m very much looking forward to more information and interviews in the future.

    Great Job M and M!

    Kathy


  7. Maggie Robinson
    on Feb 14th, 2007
    @ 6:06 pm

    What an auspicious beginning! How cool was it to hear the voices of some of my favorite authors. These women not only can write well but talk articulately and look gorgeous at the same time! Thank you for a glimpse into their writing lives. I’m bookmarking your site.


  8. Janga
    on Feb 14th, 2007
    @ 9:13 pm

    I dropped by to take a quick look, and I found myself captivated by a different view of some of my favorite writers. What a terrific Valentine’s gift fot romance readers! Thank you.


  9. islandelf
    on Feb 14th, 2007
    @ 9:32 pm

    Love the interviews, can’t wait for the JR Ward one. Is it for the release of her next Black Dagger book? Please say yes, LOL.

    Also, a problem I don’t know where to inquire about. I can’t see to sign up for the forum. Help!!! I tried several times today but I’m not even on the members list though the thing says Thank You for Registering every time.


  10. islandelf
    on Feb 14th, 2007
    @ 10:33 pm

    It worked! Forget my complaint, I’m in!!!


  11. Denise Lynn
    on Feb 15th, 2007
    @ 2:30 am

    What an excellent concept. Mega KUDOS! Loved the interviews and I wish you all the best!

    Thanks.

    Denise Lynn
    http://www.denise-lynn.com


  12. Alesia Holliday
    on Feb 15th, 2007
    @ 7:52 am

    What a wonderful idea and I loved the videos!! Can’t wait to see more!


  13. Sheila Clover English
    on Feb 15th, 2007
    @ 12:38 pm

    This is fantastic! I have been waiting for this to go live for months!!
    I look forward to coming here often!


  14. Caridad Pineiro
    on Feb 15th, 2007
    @ 1:04 pm

    This is a wonderful idea and it was such a pleasure meeting all of you! The interviews and features on the site were great and I can’t wait to see what else you’ll have for us!

    Congrats on your launch,
    Caridad


  15. CH Admirand
    on Feb 17th, 2007
    @ 6:16 pm

    Congratulations on the successful launch! Romance Novel TV is on its way to becoming very important to authors and fans alike. How did we exist without you?

    Maria, Marisa & John…my thanks for your continued support of the genre that keeps me sane, keeps me whole.

    CH Admirand


  16. Vicki Town
    on Mar 13th, 2007
    @ 2:38 pm

    Hey.. great site with my favorite romance writers. Love the videos and will check in often to see what’s new! Great idea, by the way.


  17. Artist
    on Mar 14th, 2007
    @ 10:56 am

    What a beautiful website and such a good idea! There are so many romance novel readers in North America and around the world – you will have a billiondizillion visitors!


  18. Artist
    on Mar 14th, 2007
    @ 11:00 am

    Something is a little screwy on the posting. My posting of March 14 at 10:56AM went onto the Vicki Town posting of March 13. So mine went into her comments slot and hers went away somewhere.

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