Please introduce yourself and your book(s)
Tell us about the characters and relationships in your stories
I like to write about women who have been emotionally wounded or carry childhood traumas. They are afraid of getting close romantically yet often have a close friend. Those that don’t have close friends are married to their work which keeps them going and involved with people.
What lessons could readers learn about real-world relationships from your novel(s)?
In the real world we often are deeply wounded emotionally. From my books, I think people can learn how important it is to be open to love when it comes and take a chance. People can also learn that it’s okay to not be in a relationship. Sometimes that’s what we need to heal or be happy. Also, I write about women who are comfortable in their own skin which is something that is important to be in a relationship. You have to be okay with yourself and not look to a lover to empower you or give you confidence in yourself. However, we should learn how to be better versions of ourselves in relationships especially where dealing with people’s emotions are concerned.
What real-life relationship experiences, observations or insights have influenced your writing?
Parts of my life inform my work. I was emotionally wounded as a child and find it hard to trust. I have learned to take chances and understand not every romance or friendship is forever. By the same token, I have learned some romances are just to help me learn what I want or need in a relationship. Sometimes too the relationship helps me to work through an issue that was holding me back from letting love in.
Are there any relationship themes or topics you want to cover in future releases?
I write romance so there are topics I would not want to cover because to do justice to some things romance has to be a fringe element in my opinion. But I do want to write more contemporary romance in the future. Contemporary romance is harder for me because it’s not about the special effects of magic and the supernatural. Feel I be tend to be the primary focus. Stories can be a little slower pace and some readers like romances where the romance takes longer to develop. It’s something I have to work on.