Lace is an aspiring romance novelist who… Ok, this is Lace writing this, so we can drop the third-person pretense that someone else is writing about me. Everyone knows that most indie authors write their own bios, right? So let me tell you a little about myself.
I grew up the child of divorced parents, thus spending my early years mostly shuttling back and forth between San Francisco and Seattle, which I grew to think of as my twin homes. I can get quite nostalgic about both these cities, but today Seattle is where I live, work, and mostly play. Like so many others in the Emerald City, I have one foot firmly planted in the mountains (I love hiking and backpacking in the Cascades), while the other is splashing about the waters of Puget Sound (is anything half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats? With apologies to Kenneth Grahame).
When not on the water or in the woods, however, I can usually be found with my nose firmly pressed between the pages of a book. Or books. At any given time I’m likely reading at least two different books (one in print, one on my kindle, usually), and if I’m not reading a book, then I’m trying to write one. My reading tastes can vary considerably, from science fiction and fantasy to spy thrillers and historical drama, and of course, romance. Especially erotic romance. In fact, any of those genres are generally improved if a little romantic and sexual tension is embedded into the plot, inspiring or even forcing the characters to take actions they otherwise might not, risking it all for love. Is there anything sexier than when the leads, having just survived against incredible odds, and still on the run from the bad guys, find their lust for life, and by extension each other, so incredibly irresistible that they simply must have each other, right now, right here, while the world burns around them?
(Casablanca may still be my favorite movie of all time. Is there a story element it doesn’t have?)
I love reading about lovers finding each other, and I love writing about it, too.