July, 5, 2017 – Romancepodden Episode 34: Alyssa Cole is a Romance Timelord

June 18, 2017 – EMEPiper Episode 13: Interview with Alyssa Cole

March 31, 2017 – Smart Podcast Trashy Books Episode 240. Extraordinary Optimism Through History: An Interview with Alyssa Cole

Jan. 15, 2016 – Smart Podcast Trashy Books Episode 176. Romance Around the World: An Interview with Alyssa Cole




Slavery Was No Opera – Public Books, 8/11/2017 – “Cole highlights female agency, desire, and vulnerability in the midst of intersectional trauma. She assembles the narrative elements of the romance genre around frank interrogations of love that cut across controversial racial and ethnic boundaries. Cole’s historical romances are at their best when imagining the interior lives of black women protagonists who are driven by both pleasure and pluck.”

May 12, 2017- – Why This Romance Writer Decided to Tackle the American Civil War, After All


Oct. 2015 – Guest column in Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly (download here)

April 2015 – History in Color: A Black American Romance Roundtable – Interview with my The Brightest Day sisters at The Toast

Sept. 2015 – Included in The Mary Sue’s “10 Sci-Fi Stories Created by Women of Color

Sept. 2015 – Interview and Review in Urban Classy Magazine

August 2015 – Report from Romancelandia: The 35th Annual Romance Writers of America Conference – The Toast

May 2015 – Inside the Push for a More Diverse Romance Genre –

April 2015 – Included in Love is in the Air: 10 Romance and Erotica Favorites

February 2015 – Radio Silence listed as a Best Romance of the Month in Goodreads




September 2015 –  Arden and Gabriel: An Off the Grid short story | Carina Press – A peek at life for Arden and Gabriel, the heroine and hero of RADIO SILENCE (Off the Grid, book one), three years after the blackout.

June 2015  – Vulture Magazine – Erotica Writer Alyssa Cole Brings Crazy Eyes’ Time Hump Chronicles to Life – A special treat for fans of Orange is the New Black, Season 3.

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