Writing Sex in Contemporary Romance
April 6- 30, 2020
I’m a middle child. I’m an extrovert and a writer. I daydream a lot. I have a relatively diverse resume. Some highlights include park ranger, a Special Olympics fundraiser, museum marketing manager, and college professor. Some of those jobs definitely influence my writing, as do the places I’ve lived.
Oh the places I’ve lived! They make the resume look boring. They include (but are not limited to) the suburbs outside Detroit, Yellowstone National Park, a small town in northern Montana, an even smaller town on the Utah/Colorado border, Las Vegas, and San Francisco.
I started writing as a kid, but never got serious about it until I spent a lonely winter in a village with just thirteen other people at 8,000 feet watching the snow drift. Then I put my computer keyboard to work, and I’ve been at it ever since. I don’t seem to be able to stop.
A lot of people ask me why I write romance. The answer is simple. I am in love with the idea of love. I love to be in love. I love to see people be in love. I love to watch people fall in love. It’s all amazing all the time. And the thing about love is – everyone gets it at some point in their life, in some way, from someone. It is a universal thing.