Why I write romance.
I posted this on Dirty Birdies blog 9/12:
Deep down, I’m sentimental. I cry at Hallmark commercials. Okay. Most people would look at me and shake their head. But I can’t help it. I’m a sap for romance and romance movies and happily ever afters. I want the good guy to win and the bad guy to get his comeuppance. When I play a role playing game I always take the ‘wise and good’ path for my hero or heroine. I’ve tried to play the ‘bad’ guy but it never works out. I feel too guilty! Ugh. Must be my Catholic upbringing.
Mostly I write m/m romance but I have also written m/f. What I would love to do in the future, write a contemporary series that features both m/m and m/f romances in the same story. Not a threesome. A group of friends that are gay and straight and otherwise. I once got dinged by a reader who hated that I featured a woman in most of my m/m romance book. She was my male character’s ex-wife and pivotal to his accepting his sexuality. I needed her in many of the chapters and I liked her, too.
I love having gay friends as well as straight friends, and they are all important to me and I want all of them to have their HEA. So I say, let them all live together in our stories as well as our real lives. What do you say?