Persephone Pioneers: Zoe Archer

Award-winning author Zoë Archer has been helping to redefine the romance genre with her widely acclaimed historical paranormal Blades of the Rose series, featuring ass-kicking female protagonists, and storylines that defy the stereotype of the romance novel. Please join me in welcoming Zoë Archer to Persephone!

Persephone Magazine: There’s a definite stereotype of romance novel heroines as damsels in distress. Your female protagonists are independent, strong, and not reliant on the male characters to save them from peril. What made you decide to approach your main characters this way, and do you feel that your heroines are more the norm or the exception for the romance genre nowadays? Read More Persephone Pioneers: Zoe Archer