“…The way some women long to be rescued, I have always longed to be captured.”
Romance, the experience, is not just for Romance, the genre. In fact, including romance within non-Romance stories lets us explore the full complexity of relationships—their darkness, their down-beats, their messy or unhappy endings—in ways that Romance stories, because of genre conventions, often cannot.
My debut novel, ON GOOD AUTHORITY, is a responsibly kinky, Victorian, Romantic Suspense/Gothic Romance–and at the center of that sensual darkness is a justice-junkie footman called Valentine Hobbs. In honor of Valentine’s Day, I made a BINGO card to help you decide if MY Valentine… Read More
I can’t believe I haven’t posted about this sooner! I imagine that I’ll be saying lots more here about On Good Authority in the months to come, so–for those who were not yet in the know–it is with great joy and a deep sense of… Read More
I’m leading a workshop on Halloween, in which writers will leverage desire to create dread in their fiction. Come play with me! Here’s more information:
While I was querying, I wanted to read stories of others’ journeys. I was trying to divine by comparison whether I would succeed or fail. On the other side, I can tell you that it felt like failing, right up to the moment I succeeded.
Here’s my story:
…Which means, it’s time to talk about NOT ALL MONSTERS, an anthology of horror by women writers compiled by the wonderful, Stoker Award-winning Sara Tantlinger (with cover and interior art by Don Noble). Every week in February, Sara’s hosting a round-table on her blog —… Read More
A thought: perhaps the fae wouldn’t be so awful if everyone would stop talking about how awful they are? Check out my flash fiction piece, “In Fairness to the Fair Folk,” featured this week on The Arcanist!
Their applications in our culture are many, after all — whether you recognize the tower from your Tarot deck, the Browning poem, or by the part it plays in Stephen King’s seven-part fantasy epic. Or maybe you like my writing a little bit?