Happy Monday, everyone!
The weather is warming up in the upper Midwest and the snow is starting to melt. I’m over a hundred pages into the next installation of the Winter Jacket series, and I’m excited about where this next journey will be taking Elle and Hunter.
I’ve written novels in a number of different genres—psychological thrillers like my latest, Fragmented; the military-police drama of Don’t Call Me Hero; the paranormal fantasy in Drained; survival in the frozen apocalyptic world of Apophis; and straight up romance novels whose characters are trying to survive crushing on the one person they’re not supposed to want.
For all of my stories’ differences, however, they have one thing in common: they’re stories about love. Regardless of the genre listed on the book cover, at their core, all of my books are romance stories. I write about love, and about the need to be loved.
And for every couple represented on the page, there’s a song. Music has always been my biggest Muse. There’s nothing like a well-chosen playlist to set the mood for a scene I know will be particularly emotional. It may not always be about the lyrics, but at least melodically these songs set the stage for these characters’ relationships with each other.
If you like my writing, but you’ve yet to read one of my novels because you typically don’t read stories outside of a preferred genre, this is my challenge to you to give them a try. The world or the mental space in which many of these characters occupy might not resemble the one you or I live in, but just like Winter Jacket, they’re all about love.
Happy reading (and listening)!