Morning text: "Guess what I am doing? I am reading The Girl of Tokens and Tears. I'm upset and I don't like you very well right now. I love Neil and I'm afraid she is going to break his heart. You are in big trouble when you wake up Susan."
I write angst romance, darling. Unless you read a hearts and flowers book by my.I do write that. I am occasionally a happy writer. Laughing..and yes, she's is going to hate me. You all hate me, but you finish the books now don't you? Over 40K reads and I've never gotten "Didn't finish book." I get "I read this book cover to cover and I hate you Susan Ward!" For me, that's just fine.
You see my poor Chrissie is the nexus of my 3 generations of contemporary women. And yes, there is a generation before her--The Girl of Spruce and Ebony, a 60s romance series Releasing December 2015-- and The Girl of Sand & Fog--a 2015 romance series Releasing Fall 2015. And having lived these decades and knowing so many women chatty about their lives now that we're all slightly mature, it seemed appropriate that Chrissie would have the hardest time in her coming of age. The 80s was a junction point between the women before us and the girls after us, in a total female, cultural and life changing way.
So my dear Chrissie from the Half Shell Series, is the good and bad in all of us, the good and bad of her generation, the blending of the generation before us and the one after us. And while my readers may hate her times--and me at times-- they can see themselves in her and that is winning for me. Chrissie has something to say to all contemporary women. And I love that she has an angsty, intense, full of blind and twisting turns, love story with Alan. It is right that it should be this way for her. Look at where we are today, darlings.
As ever I wish you Peace.