Several years ago, whilst recovering from a back injury, I enrolled in a correspondence course on writing romance. Three months later I finished my first novel. Not Shakespeare, for sure, but still all mine. It was a magic moment. I haven't stopped writing since.
I write for the same reasons that I read, mainly because I can't help myself. Writing allows me to escape but also helps to make sense of my world. Rural romance is a natural extension of my passion for all things country. Romance is also a strong element in my Young Adult and literary works of fiction. Love, truly is, the universal language.