Why I write romances

Colorado Sunset final cover

I love to write. It’s my passion, but I also have a “real” job as an attorney. When I tell people that I write, I always get the comment, “Oh, legal thrillers life John Grisham or Scott Turow?”

“No.” I say. “I write romances.”

They are shocked and at least hope that I write about divorce and custody battles and court proceeding. Surely I could work those events into a romance.

“No,” I tell them again. “No lawyers or courtroom in my books.”

Why don’t I write about those things? They’re right, I could. I experience those heart-breaking scenes on a regular basis.

So here’s the reason—I write romances for the same reason I read them. Most people read for enjoyment, to escape from the grind or boredom of their daily lives. My favorite thing about a romance is there is always a happy ending—always.  We can’t call our book a romance if it isn’t there. I like that. It may take away some of the suspense, but I like knowing that the hero and heroine will somehow find a way to happily ever after.

We all want to believe that our lives are going to be happy. Even when we’ve gone through some dark times, we want to wake up to sunshine and hope the next morning.  I see client after client who come into my office devastated that the relationship they believed would last forever has now crumbled apart. They are often sad, angry, bitter, and frustrated. But when I see these lost souls months or years down the road, you know what?  Even in the most difficult cases, people have moved on to a new love interest. Why? Because inside they still believe in happily ever after. Even after being hurt, they are willing to pick themselves up and try again.  We just all want that happy ending no matter what we have to go through to find it.

So I write romance because I believe in happy endings. I believe that reading about happy endings in romances gives people hope that they can find a happy ending for themselves, even if they are going through a tough time right now. What better reason to write than to give hope to others!

My first romance novel, Colorado Sunset, is now available at Amazon.com. Its about finding a second chance at love. It’s not only about romance, but also about a sexy cowboy. What can get better than that? Here’s the link to my current favorite cowboy video, Future Islands, Seasons. Check it out. https://youtu.be/-5Ae-LhMIG0

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