A question I'm asked on a regular basis: why romance?
The answer is simple: it makes me happy.
Falling in love is the best. Finding a person that likes your quirks and wants to be with you is the best. Learning how to be yourself while falling for someone else is complicated and amazing.
I read love stories because they bring me joy. I write them for the same reasons.
My characters are flawed. As are real people. They have something to overcome. As we all do. I tell the story of those people with the promise of a happy ending.
The romance genre catches a lot of slack. Endures a plethora of put-downs. It's laughed at and picked on. I hid my romance books for a long time - considering them guilty pleasures. As a writer, when the only work I loved and finished were romances, I had to change my mind. I am not ashamed that I devour romance novels. Neither should you be. Embrace it! Read along with me. <3