Do I write romance? No. Romance novels are defined as – primary focus on the relationship and romantic love between two people, and must have an “emotionally satisfying and optimistic ending.”
There are romantic elements to my books as they relate to love, but my books do not contain the same type of language, style or pattern as a romance novel. ERGO – I’m not a romance novelist. I feel like I’ve been saying the same thing over and over in different ways but maybe I’m not being heard. People who buy my books expecting a romance novel will be disappointed to say the least.
I write about people, about relationships, about life, about death, about crime, about abuse, about resilience and hope and love. And I do that in a simple and direct way because people are complicated. Life is complicated. Love… love is easy if you do it right.