In My Cinnamon Roll Era

2024 February

WHEN: February 17, 2024 – 4 PM ET / 3 PM CT / 2 PM MT / 1 PM PT via Zoom

Course Description:

A cinnamon roll hero never goes out of style! Recent trends in romance publishing show that readers love a sweet, kind and supportive hero. Cinnamon roll heroes (sometimes called Golden Retriever heroes) are swoony on the outside, but have a soft, gooey center. In this workshop, we will examine this character archetype and how to incorporate it into your manuscript, using moments from Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce’s real-life romance as examples. We’ll also have a bonus discussion about why their relationship has captivated so many people and what romance authors can learn from #Traylor in terms of tropes and writing devices.

About the Instructor:

USA Today Bestselling Author Teri Wilson writes heartwarming contemporary romance with a touch of whimsy. Three of Teri’s books have been adapted into Hallmark Channel Original Movies, including UNLEASHING MR. DARCY (plus its sequel MARRYING MR. DARCY), THE ART OF US and NORTHERN LIGHTS OF CHRISTMAS, based on her book SLEIGH BELL SWEETHEARTS. She is also a recipient of the prestigious RITA Award for excellence in romantic fiction and a 2022 inductee into the San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame.
Teri loves pretty dresses, Audrey Hepburn films and following the British royal family. She’s also an avid Swiftie and never met a friendship bracelet she didn’t like. Visit her at or on Instagram @teriwilsonauthor where she posts way too many photos of her Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.