I’ve always been a storyteller and passionate reader. Who knows me can vouch I am crazy about romance–or at least a happy ending. I started the GOLDEN GIRLS SERIES because I struggled to find romantic fiction I could relate to. Most romance books describe the lives of twenty-somethings. Books with older heroines are terribly hard to find.
The fact is, older people who are past fifty have not stopped loving, longing, dreaming of adventure, and–dare I say it–having sex. Apropos sex, out of principle, just to debunk the notion sex is the sole domain of the youth, my books always have one sex scene in it.
I like writing about the gray foxes, the Judy Dench’s and Helen Mirren’s of this world. Even though people like Diane Keaton are currently the main player in Hollywood, I hear all the time “Writing about old folks doesn’t sell,” or “people want to read about their youth and their exciting times.”
I can’t imagine that a whole bunch of baby boomers enjoy lapping up love stories about people the age of their grandkids. Some might. But wouldn’t it be amazing to describe all the fun we – the boomers who affected so much social change over the years – are still having ahead of us?
I’d love you to help me prove these naysayers wrong.
The Golden Girls Series is about four friends who live in Auckland. All have successful, professional careers, family, and discover a thirst for living as they approach the golden sixties. Anna (A Tuscan Affair), Thea (A Case For Love), Christine (Tides of Love), and Claudia (Whispers of Love) have each a book to their name. We join them in their search for happiness and meaning as they face the challenges of new relationships and overcoming legacies of their past.