If' you've just come from Susan Peterson Wiseniski's blog, welcome to my little slice of the Romance Weekly pie!
Have you always written romance?
No. And even when I do write romance, it doesn't follow the rules of the genre, probably because I mostly read literary fiction, not genre fiction. I know I shouldn't admit this, but I only started reading genre romance after I started writing what seemed to be romance. My next book, releasing the end of August, is a political thriller. There's a romantic subplot, but it's definitely not a romance. The books I'm working on for my Knights of Avalon series are a mixture of erotic paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and high fantasy.
How do you deal with critiques about the romance genre?
I'm not sure to answer that, since I struggle with my own self-criticisms about writing romance. It helped to go to the national RWA conference last year. I met so many brilliant women there who were writing romance it made me feel proud to be in their company.
What’s the one thing about our genre you’d like people to know?If you think writing a book, romance or otherwise, is easy, think again. It's probably the hardest thing I've ever done and I was a pretty good writer when I started.
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