Want to learn more about how you can help amplify the voices of underrepresented romance authors? These resources are a great place to start.

LaQuette’s Resource List


LaQuette was kind enough to let us host a list of resources from her Critical Lens course. These videos, articles, and books will help you read more critically about race and LGBTQIA+ topics. RSJ may earn money from affiliate links. All money will be used to fund giveaways of books by underrepresented authors. Online Resources Adichie’s, Chimamanda Ngozi. “The Danger of a Single Story.” TED:...

Titles Withdrawn from RITAs


Here at Romance Sparks Joy, we think it’s important to amplify the voices of underrepresented romance authors. With everything going on with the RWA, we knew we should host a list of those voices who withdrew from the RITAs. If you want to be part of this list, please click here to fill out the form. This is only for underrepresented voices. RSJ may earn money from affiliate links. All money will...

Recommendations with Representation


As part of our mission to help amplify underrepresented voices in Romance, the RSJ team is collecting #OwnVoices resources. We’ll be updating this list as we find more, so check in for updates. WOCInRomanceCorey’s Book CornerGirl, Have You Read?POC Queer Romance Authors#RomBkPod’s PinterestPOC Paranormal, Sci-Fi, and FantasyAro/Ace DBLGBTQ ReadsRecs for Autistic...

HEA for Libraries


We at Romance Sparks Joy love libraries—some of us are even librarians—and we want to help readers and libraries connect with the awesome books by the authors we recommend. We believe in HEA—Happiness for Everyone and Anyone. This page is going to be formatted like a Q&A. If you have a question that isn’t listed, contact us via the form, @sparkjoyromance, or email the librarian general. We...



The Romance Sparks Joy book club needs your help. We’re amplifying the voices of under-represented authors and promoting their happily ever after—happiness for everyone and anyone—via a social media book club that’s run entirely by volunteers. We want everyone to be able to participate, regardless of book budget, so we want to Share the Book Joy by giving ebook copies of the book...