This is where I address the elephant in the room: how a woman can write gay romance. Often people ask me why and how I write gay romance (I also have four published heterosexual romances). First, my books are about Love. Romance comes in all shapes, sizes, flavors, colors, genders, preferences, and pairings. I believe a well-written romantic pairing allows readers to reflect upon difficult choices, bigger-than-life realities, and the emotions common to us all. In short, to learn about themselves.
Love is love. Fear is fear. Pain is pain. Joy is joy.
We have all experienced these emotions, and in breaking down gender and sexuality boundaries we can see this more clearly than ever. We are all human. We all love and hope and dream. I have walked down the path of love and sexuality from many different angles in my life, and learned this lesson from experience hard won--both that of my own and that of those I count among my dearest friends..
I started writing romance in my late teens, but didn't finish writing a complete novel until my early thirties. I've been a romance reader since age eleven when I snuck a very bad historical from my aunt's shelves. I giggled over the purple prose and almost gave up on the genre entirely, but another book caught my eye--Shanna by Kathleen Woodiwiss--and I was hooked. I read historicals (and a few Harlequin contemporaries) through my teens and into my twenties. In my late twenties and early thirties I fell in love with paranormal romance and urban fantasy. I've been writing paranormal as well as contemporary romance for the past eleven years.
My newest series--recently purchased by Penguin Random House for their Loveswept imprint--features a blind vampire hunter and the nemesis who tempts him to risk everything for love.
If there's a question you'd like answered that I haven't addressed here, please reach out to me anytime via email or social media. In the meantime, happy reading and many adventures!