I wrote my first story in the sixth grade and I wish I had a copy of it now. All I can recall is the title: Priscilla's Christmas. As the years passed, I would make time to write because I loved it. When I was working as a librarian, my assistant, who loved historical romances, got me started reading romance. I wrote my first historical romance by hand in a notebook. That is another story I don't have now. But writing that story got me started writing, more as a hobby than anything else, which by the way, is fine. I will tell any writer that as long as you find joy in doing the work, it doesn't matter what your end goals are.
What I write, when it comes to romance, is a traditional romantic love story with an emphasis on emotion, lots of attraction, and some humor.
Slow burn is a relatively new term for romances where romance takes time to develop as readers fall in love with the characters. There are usually a couple of open-door love scenes in my longer contemporary romance.
In my contemporary romances, the unsuspecting couple faces the unexpected as love turns their world upside down. A cast of family and friends adds a little mayhem and fun to the mix.
My historical romances do have some violence such as duels, battles, and fights, along with strong language between male characters. The love story is romantic and affectionate and the hero is always going to protect his woman.
What I don't write in romance is any kind of "dark" themes, incest, bondage, etc. No graphic sexual descriptions or language.
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I have a contemporary series that is set in the small town of Lafayette Falls, Tennessee, near Nashville. Besides loving that part of the country, I'm crazy about the French Quarter in New Orleans, and that is where my historical romances are set, during the War of 1812 time period. I have a few single-title novellas. Any of my books can be read as stand-alone as there are no cliffhanger endings. I am hoping to have most of these books published in 2023-24.
My personal interests and favorites are often reflected in my books and characters. I love old historic homes, romantic décor, antiques, photography, and music.
Before I close, I want to thank you in advance for leaving a rating or review of any of my books. I appreciate that so much!
All my best,