I love stories.

I listen to them. I watch them on TV, videos, or movies. I read them.

And I write them.

I’ve written almost every kind of story there is. Mystery, romance, confession, science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, horror, and every other kind I can think of and garnered a couple prizes and ‘best-selling’ author designations along the way.

I’ve written short stories, novellas, and novels.

In the process I’ve learned that my favorite stories are science fiction and paranormal. Preferably the two combined.

My stories are always clean, they are always either contemporary or near future, they always have at least a slight romantic element, and they always end happily. Always. Guaaranteed. (Okay, two short stories, ‘The River Boy’ and ‘Down From The Mountain’ have endings that might not be considered completely happy. Maybe just somewhat happy. You decide.)

Check out the covers below and see what you think. And have a happy, happy day.

MOST RECENT: PUBLISHED OR WILL BE PUBLISHED SOON

Is writing about romantic love difficult?

Is it difficult writing about romantic love? The answer depends on your definition of romantic love as compared to physical love.

Physical love has been described as graphic descriptions of the sex act. That’s just plumbing. You can (and I have! ) taken a basic plumbing handbook meant to help a do-it-your-selfer plumb your house and, just by changing some terms, turn it into a scene in a romance.

Romantic love, on the other hand, is all about perception. What happens isn’t as important as how the characters feel about what’s happening.

So in romantic love, the writer must delve into the character’s feelings, which can make writing about romantic love more difficult than writing sexually explicit scenes because describing feelings can be far more subtle and complex than describing physical actions.

So maybe writing about romantic love is more difficult. Maybe….

As a side note, I read not too long ago that sales of sexually explicit romances are down 40% and sales of ‘clean’ romances (those without sexually explicit scenes) are up 80%.

Take from those numbers what you will!

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