Interviews & Articles

Press clips and other nifty little things that I can’t help but be excited by…not sure how exciting this stuff is to you…but it’s a good little place to keep my scrapbook of awesome!

  • Inside the List, The New York Times Book Review, February 13, 2015...in which I get a chance to talk about Fifty Shades of Grey and why it is so appealing to readers. 
     
  • The Stig reads Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke's Heart on the Russian subway, January 26, 2015
     
  • Sarah MacLean, the Romance Writer Who Will Surprise You Every Time, Jezebel, December 30, 2014...in which I am blown away to be one of Jezebel's Sheroes of 2014
     
  • Sarah MacLean, Reading Lives Podcast, November 27, 2014...in which I spend an hour chatting about books, reading and romance with Jeff O'Neal from BookRiot. 
     
  • A Billion-dollar Affair, Entertainment Weekly, October 17, 2014...in which I talk about the history of romance and why it is considered a second-class genre. Aside: I'm called "gracefully furious" in this article. Which I basically want tattooed on my body and chiseled in my tombstone.
     
  • Cat Ladies, Sex Kittens, and Romance for the Rest of Us: An Interview with Sarah MacLean, BookRiot.com, November 11, 2013...in which I talk about feminism and the power of the romance novel.
     
  • Letter to the Editor, New York Times Book Review, October 17, 2013...the infamous "letter to the editor" that I wrote when the New York Times Book Review published an issue about writing sex and didn't interview a romance novelist. 
     
  • Beyond Bodice Rippers: How Romance Novels Came to Embrace Feminism,The Atlantic, March 18, 2013…in which I join a half-dozen other romance authors and scholars to talk strong heroines and rule breaking…and offer the alarming suggestion that women’s fantasies should not be policed. 
     
  • Smart is Sexy, Says Best-Selling Romance Author, Vegas Seven Magazine, March 1, 2013…in which I talk romance novels and feminism, and steal from Ernest Hemingway to write the naughty bits.
     
  • Scoundrels in Gaming Hells, KNPR News, February 28, 2013…a radio interview in which I talk casino history, William Crockford, the pull of gambling and read a little from Rogue & Earl.
  • MacLean Talks Scoundrels, Gambling Dens & More, RT Book Reviews, February 25, 2013…in which I talk about the Fallen Angel and how it’s like Hogwarts, pass a test on gaming hells and mens clubs, and generally make myself look silly.
     
  • Interview, Happy Ever After, USAToday.com, February 4, 2013…in which I talk about the romances that made me a writer, my crazy writing process, and characters who surprise me.
     
  • Video Interview, RT Book Reviews, January 29, 2013…in which I talk Cross, Pippa, inspiration and give away a big secret about Temple’s book.
  • Interview, Happy Ever After, USAToday.com, February 28, 2012…in which I talk about the first words I remember writing, my very cool mom, and Paradise Lost.
     
  • The Nocturnalist Blog, The New York Times, July 1, 2011…in which I share my favorite reader email ever; and brag about romance saving marriages, not ruining them.
     
  • Opposites Attract, But Can It Last? USA Today, June 29, 2011…in which I join Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Tessa Dare to talk about the best of all romance pairings…opposites.
     
  • What Elizabeth Taylor Taught Us About Love, Passion, USA Today, March 23, 2011…in which I join Eloisa James, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Lisa Kleypas, Julie James, Elizabeth Lowell, Jayne Ann Krentz, Christina Dodd, Emily March & Teresa Medieros to talk about Elizabeth Taylor’s lessons in love and romance.
     
  • Writers Seek Workplaces Without WiFi, The Wall Street Journal Metropolis Blog, March 15, 2011…in which I reveal the secret to my ability to avoid the Internet with uncanny ease and unflagging endurance.
     
  • A Conversation with Sarah MacLean, Kate Noble’s Blog, March 1, 2011…in which Kate Noble tricks me into admitting that I’m terrified of awesome writers.
     
  • Sarah MacLean, Writing and Ruminating, December 8, 2010…in which Kelly Fineman gets me chattering about “deliciously explicit love scenes.”
     
  • Ten Ways to Discover Sarah MacLean, Romance Bandits, November 2, 2010… In which the fabulous Anna Campbell and I cause all kinds of trouble.
     
  • Interview with Sarah MacLean, The Romance Dish, April 26, 2010 … In which I admit that love scenes are tough for me.
     
  • Sarah MacLean’s Favorite Wallflowers and Rakes, Romance Sluts, April 22, 2010 … In which I reveal my rules for wallflower/rake romances.
     
  • A Book & A Chat With Sarah MacLean, Blog Talk Radio… in which Barry Eva Interviews me about Romance, YA, and what comes next!
     
  • RI Native Writes Fiction That Is Romantic and Meant for Young Adults, The Providence Journal, May 4, 2009 … in which I talk about smooching in the library.