Ali1Ali Williams grew up in Croydon and spent her teenage years in a convent girls’ school. She then fled to university where she discovered champagne cocktails, a capella singing and erotica.

These days she blogs about perceptions of romance as well as curating The CatRom Project, which looks at the way that social issues are addressed and engaged with in category romance.

Her academic research interests include:  Harlequin Mills & Boon; category romance; series romance; adaptation and appropriation theory; Shakespeare and the romance novel; cultural expectations of romance; and perceptions of romance.  She is also a member of the International Association for the Study of Popular Romance (IASPR).

She is also currently working on a PhD proposal which she hopes will marry her love for popular romance studies academia with her determination to finish a category romance novel of her own.

Editor for the Pink Heart Society, guest blogger for Mills & Boon and Harper Impulse, and occasional columnist for For Books’ Sake, she defies you to slam romance novels within her hearing!

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