Monday, April 11, 2016
Men in Romance
L.A. Times Festival of Books, my Best Friend suggested a visit to The Ripped Bodice, the new romance-specific bookstore in Culver City.
In addition to meeting proprietors Bea and Leah, I got a kick out of seeing a friend from the Festival already at work in the store.
This guy gets how sweet it is to be a man in romance, even without the refresher read of Beyond Heaving Bosoms: The Smart Bitches' Guide to Romance.
Even as a pre-published writer, I can't imagine more rewarding work. I'm pleased that my stories not only entertain, but promise readers that despite the challenges my characters face, in the end Love Wins!
In a world that can be as cold, cruel, and dangerous as ours, I think this sort of joyful hope appeals to both women and men.