Shar wrote this article on Queer Romance Ink regarding the ongoing problem of diversity in romance.
Also, The Guardian did an article covering the controversy at Riptide Publishing.
This is a gorgeous pic, but I have no desire to write babies in my stories.
Just an update
We’re back in business with Teacher’s Pet.
It’s almost done. Shar has been working hard on it and it will be released in February.
Also, I’m doing a rockstar romance.
I’ll be joining the Metalrotica crew with BL to do a story for our favorite black female journalist Deborah.
Who is she hooking up with?
Well, it’s not Corey, so who?
You’ll have to wait and find out!
Bad news for black female authors
As a black female author writing romance, opportunities to write love stories showing other women of color is already an uphill battle. Unfortunately, publishing still lags behind when it comes to showcasing main characters who are also people of color. And black females, well, there just aren’t enough of those romances out there in the mainstream market. Often times, the black females in romance are the sidekick of the Caucasian female or a supporting character not involved with the main story. And let’s face it, the way some authors have portrayed women of color in mainstream romance has been downright dreadful. However, that’s a topic for another day.
Back to the topic at hand. About three weeks ago, Harlequin made the announcement it would be closing five lines. Those include: Nocturne, Love Inspired Historical, Superromance, Harlequin Western, and Kimani.
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More swirl pics, and I have news!
Shar and I finished our first book!
The book is called Riding the Curve.
The tricky part is if we will sub or self the book.
I’m also about to start a short called Rain Delay and I have like five other books on the docket!
So you will be seeing some Veronica on Amazon very soon!