With Valentine’s Day just a few hours away, I wondered which authors are considered the best in the field right now. Of course, there are so many different avenues down which readers search for a good book. Some love historical, some prefer contemporary, there are medical romances, and a new field I just discovered, hockey romances.

Here is Publishers’ Weekly list of the top ten Romance Novels:

I have read exactly two of these authors, though not these exact books. Nora Roberts and Jude Deveraux. So I went looking for interviews with the others.

Jennifer Crusie is a fun person, at least in this video. I would like to know her! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVs4Aac_TIg

Susan Elizabeth Phillips delivers a letter to her fans in such a great deadpan manner. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQ–kyw0OcU I really love the line, It’s not my fault, some days I just take dictation.

Sarah MacLean is not afraid of the camera at all! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mGIWBQpPCI This was the shortest video I could find with her in it. She averages half an hour, so go look at this one,, and if you want more, you can select any of a dozen.

After that, I couldn’t find actual short spot interviews with the other authors of whom I had not heard. What is up with that? How can I be sure I want to buy the book if I can’t spend some safe time with the mind behind the story? 8) Guess I can just read the book, and then decide if I want to find any more, right?

And that’s a short midweek post on writing and Romance! Have a Happy Valentine’s Day!