Other Writing

In spite of my juvenile sense of humour, there’s a tiny ‘serious’ part of me.

I am a romance fiction scholar. You can call me Dr Sandra, PhD.

I like to examine the form of the romance genre, a genre I consider to be feminist.

Think about it.

Romance fiction is written mostly by women, for women. The genre is a superb history of women and social change, and a superb reflection of current society. In the romance genre women wield power, they assert agency over their lives, sexuality, and bodies, and how they are viewed in the world. Romance fiction, while so often derided, is often at the forefront of social change for women

My scholarly works consist of a masters thesis, a PhD, a few articles, and guest posts on blogs. You’ll find links to the scholarly, other articles, and guest posts below.

Scholarly (ish)

My masters thesis: A first Kiss is Still a First kiss : Romancing the Mid-life Reader and Heroine.

My PhD: Cougars, Grannies, Evil stepmothers, and Menopausal hot flashers : Roles, Representations of Age and the Non-traditional Romance Heroine

Too Old for Romance?   The Popular Romance Project 10/21/13

Guest posts

LoveCats DownUnder: Meet Sandra Antonelli 17 February 1013

Things Fluttered Appropriately The Shallowreader.com 01/02/13

Is Mature a Four Letter Word?  (With Juliet Madison) The Escapades Blog 19/03/13

On Advocating for Older Protagonists in Romance Fiction: from Read in A Single Sitting 26/03/13

Get Into Bed With Sandra Antonelli : from loveromancepassion.com 17/03/14

Sandra Antonelli is a Driving Force! The Romance Bandits Blog 03/10/14

What’s Sandra Antonelli’s Passion?: from Kerrie Patterson 14/11/14

How to Act Your Age and Other Ideas of Should The Escapades Blog 20/01/15

Aussie Author Month With Sandra Antonelli Jan, 2016

Scandalicious: Seasoned Romance and Sandra Antonelli  August 2016

What’s not to Love About Romance: Sydney Morning Herald. August 27 2016