Diana Dempsey for Lost in Romance

1)  Why Romance? Did you choose this genre or were you ‘chosen’ by it? Choosing to write stories about women’s lives – with romance as a central element – never required much thought for me.  It was the most natural thing in the world. Another genre I find deeply appealing is mystery.  I love a good mystery (which is why I write those, too).   Much as I enjoy a strong romantic storyline, both as a writer... read more

Loretta Chase for Lost in Romance

1) Why Romance? Did you choose this genre or were you ‘chosen’ by it? I chose it.  My nature and professional experience taught me that I work better with an assignment and structure.  Genre fiction offers a basic structure—western, love story, detective, fantasy, etc.—which keeps me from wandering off into aimless and pointless yammering.  I chose romance because it focuses on a relationship,... read more

Cecil Castellucci for Lost in Young Adults

1) Why young adult? Did you choose this genre  or were you ‘chosen’ by it? I’m not the first author to talk about how teenage characters are experiencing everything for the first time and what a compelling that is to explore for a writer. The feelings! The thrills! The ups and downs! But more than that I think that it’s about a voice that you have and following that to its truest place. When I sit down to... read more

Blogger Naida Milenkovic for Lost in Romance

And here’s another insightful guest post, this time by Naida Milenkovic of “The Bookworm” ( You might already know her, since her blog is super-popular. If you don’t, just be ashamed of yourself and go check her website NOW!!!:)     Romance is one of my favorite genres for several reasons. A well written romance novel can break my heart, but in a good way. I... read more

Karen V. Wasylowski, an interview for Lost in Romance

    1) Why Romance? Did you choose this genre or were you ‘chosen’ by it? I don’t know if my book, ‘Darcy and Fitzwilliam’ falls into the Romance category actually, although there is plenty of romance in there. In fact, evidently my book has a good deal more romance than the usual Pride and Prejudice sequel, or so I have been told. In fact my brother said it was “bawdy” which shocked me to... read more

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