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What made you start writing romance as opposed to any other genre of literature?
Plus, I dream romance stories. On any given night, I can dream an entire romance novel. Some are long, some are short, some of them are too freaking weird to write down, but romance fills my head at night, During the day scenes and romantic vignettes burst into my head complete. (No, I'm not a total nutcase, I just have a creative mind.)
Reading serves two purposes: entertainment and education. A good story is entertaining, but it can teach us about life as well. Romance novels have taught me about geography, history, disabilities, careers, and a multitude of other things. I like to think that my readers can pick up an occasional tidbit of knowledge when perusing my words.
Why do you think romance continues to be a market leading genre?
But beyond that, there are mixed genre romances too. Mysteries, shape shifters, vampires, steam punk, historical, futuristic ... the variety is endless. By incorporating every other known genre and some new ones too, romance now provides inspiration and entertainment for a vast variety of individuals. Women and men. Let us not forget the erotic romance. Some like it hot!
Until recently, publishers were wary of accepting stories that were more hot than romance ... but there is a huge readership out there who want heat and "happy for now" stories. (I've written and read a few of those myself.) Now, thanks to public opinion and self-publishing, the big publishers are listening and giving the romantic-at-heart what she wants to read.
The romance genre is where you can find anything at any heat level. It is the one genre that has it all!
In what way do you see romance today reflecting the way women's role in society has changed?
The genre reflects the reality that woman can be or do anything they want. They can do anything they set their minds to, and accept when they need assistance. Gone are the days of heroines who's identity and life rolls are defined by their men. Watch out, here come the healthy, strong, kick-ass heroines!
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