JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER, TREE OF CODES, PUBLISHED 2010 BY VISUAL EDITIONS
AVALON HISTORICAL ROMANCES GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS Historical Romances may be set in a variety of time periods up to the 1940s, around the time of the end of World War II. Heroines and heroes should be depicted much the same way they are for our contemporary romances. HEROINES: Every Avalon heroine should be an independent young woman with an interesting profession or career. She is equal to the stresses of today’s world and can take care of herself. She should be smart, capable, and likable. HEROES: Avalon heroes should be warm, likable, realistic, sympathetic, understanding men who treat the heroine as an equal, with respect for her intelligence and individuality, and with courtesy. The hero should be a fully- realized character, someone the reader can warm up to and be happy to see with the heroine.