Monday, January 25, 2010

I Write Romance

I write romance.

No, I'm not just talking about romance in the traditional genre sense of the word, though my current story seems to be straddling the line between urban fantasy and paranormal romance. I mean romance defined as:

(A) a prose narrative treating imaginary characters involved in events remote in time or place and usually heroic, adventurous, or mysterious (Merrian-Webster).

But I can narrow it down more precisely than that. I write stories about love.

This romance can be between two people who have fallen in love. It might be the love between a mother and her child, a father and his children, siblings, between a mentor and his/her apprentice, between friends, between strangers who have created a bond that transcends their differences, between a person and their god, or people learning to love themselves.

Every story I write is a story about love.

I write romance.

And I love it.

What stories about love do you write?

Friday, January 15, 2010

Song of the Swallow - Summer Release

Song of the Swallow, my short novel, will be released this summer as part of the archaeology series at Hadley Rille Books. My book focuses on the lives of imperial concubines in the years before the Mongols conquered China. The book is founded in graduate research on nushu writing (a form of women's writing in China), Chinese folk legends, and society, in additional to independent post-graduate research on the Song Dynasty.

In the coming months, I will be posting information on Chinese history, nushu writing, and other topics that relate to the book, as well as excerpts, cover art, etc.

As soon as I know the release date, I'll let you know :)