I don’t like “literary” books. There’s one reason for that: they’re depressing. They always have a lesson to learn and it’s always dark.
I’ve always gravitated to romance. First, reading it and then writing it. Romance kept me sane during a very difficult time of my life. I needed, desperately, to read about someone’s life getting better. Not getting worse.
Y’all, I still feel that way.
Some readers think that my books are dark. I will cheerfully confess that I do put the characters through some awful things. That’s been my experience with life. However, despite whatever the characters experience there’s always a happy ever after. There is always a rainbow after the rain.
Life can get difficult, sometimes. It’s important for us to always remember the cycles of life. What is bad will turn good again. Sometimes, what is good will get bad. Yet all we have to do is hang on and the cycle will change once again.
As a writer I choose to illuminate the joy in life, the positive things in life, and the love.
So, in these trying times, go read a book. Turn off the TV, the news, the predictions, the statistics and read a book. Hopefully, a romance. 🙂