Maya is an award winning author of smart and sassy romance novels. She lives in New York City with her darling dog and a rogue of her own.
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This Female-Led Streaming Service Is Turning Your Fave Romances Into Movies

In recent years we've seen the massive success of female driven films like Bridesmaids, Hidden Figures, Train Wreck and Wonder Woman. Now fans of movies with a female point of view can check out PassionFlix, a premium streaming entertainment service …
By Maya Rodale

'Weird In A World That's Not' Has Some Amazing Career Advice

There’s no shortage of career advice for women, especially in books like Lean In, #Girl Boss, or Nice Girls Don’t Get The Corner Office. But I’d never found one quite right for girls like me and many women I know: the weird girls. The awkwardly ambit…
By Maya Rodale

The Romances To Read On The Road To Revolution

The inauguration of President Trump is happening soon and it will kick off four years that don’t look very promising for large swaths of the population: women, people of color, the LGBTQ community, immigrants, those who aren’t millionaires, etc. What…
By Maya Rodale

Romance Heroines Who Break All The Rules

Women have always been subjected to rules about their appearance, behavior, relationships and more. You’ve probably heard them all: Women should be seen and not heard. A woman’s place is in the home. Be nice. Don't be too assertive. Don’t accept a da…
By Maya Rodale

9 Stages Of Being Obsessed With A Romance Series

The only thing better than a great book is a whole series of them — especially when it's an incredible romance novel series. As a reader, you get to hang out with those awesome characters (hello, book besties and book boyfriends!) in a fictional spac…
By Maya Rodale

9 Reasons Romance Novels Are Perfect Beach Reads

Summer is the season for beach reading (otherwise known as reading for fun) and what could be better beach reading than the genre of books known for being fun, sexy and happy? When it comes to a totally pleasurable reading escape, there’s nothing bet…
By Maya Rodale

13 Romance Novels To Put On Your Bucket List

We all know that romance novels are fun, sexy and incredibly popular, but it can be hard to know where to begin with this genre. After all, romance is the second most popular category of fiction in the United States and there were more than 9,000 tit…
By Maya Rodale

13 Romance Novels Really Worth Getting Swept Up In

There are literally thousands of romance novels published each year, so it can be a daunting task to determine which ones will keep you up all night and which ones you’ll want to hurl against the wall. Whether you’re in the mood for a vampire or a du…
By Maya Rodale

7 Reasons Romance Novels Are Totally Feminist

My inner feminist resisted reading romance novels because I thought these trashy books were somehow bad for women by filling their heads with unrealistic ideas about life and love. But the more I read them (and eventually wrote them), the more I real…
By Maya Rodale

Why The "Happily Ever After" Is Not What You Think

We all know the phrase “and they got married and lived happily ever after,” which tells us the story isn’t over until the girl gets the boy, the L-word is exchanged, and there is a promise that the couple faces a lifetime of bliss. It can make a mode…
By Maya Rodale

Good Relationship Advice From Romance Novels

It is a truth universally acknowledged that romance novels provide unrealistic portrayals of love that delude real life women about what they can expect from men, romance and relationships. This isn’t a new idea, as I cover in my book Dangerous Books…
By Maya Rodale

Love Advice from 'Anne of Green Gables'

It takes a special romance to make a million girls fall in love with a man named Gilbert. But Lucy Maude Montgomery accomplishes it with the love story between Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe in the Anne of Green Gables series. She's one of childhood…
By Maya Rodale

Can Romance Novels Be Feminist? Well, Actually ...

Most people know them as bodice rippers, trashy books, and literary porn, but romance novels may actually be the most pro-feminist books you're not reading. Romance novels — unlike most other literature — always put women in a starring role, reward t…
By Maya Rodale