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First Comes Love, Then Comes the Subplot

For our Romance Week series, novelist Sonya Lalli offers a writing exercise on how to strengthen the romantic subplots in your work.

Sonya Lalli is a romance and women’s fiction author of Punjabi and Bengali heritage. Her most recent novel is A Holly Jolly Diwali. Her debut novel The Matchmaker’s List was a Target Diverse Book Club Pick, and Sonya’s books have been featured in Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, NPR, The Washington Post, Glamour and more. Her debut thriller Are You Sara?, published under S.C. Lalli, is a national bestseller and one of NPR and Apple's Best Books of 2022 Sonya lives in Vancouver with her husband and their mini goldendoodle.