I've sold my first short story, a romance called "An Ex-con Stole My Heart." It will appear in the March issue of True Confessions magazine. In case you're wondering, this story is NOT about me. :-) I expanded and fictionalized a real situation I heard about a few years ago. I don't, in general, find ex-cons appealing but I have read a couple of romance novels with ex-con heroes and I loved them. This type of hero probably has a dark, shady, and painful past. He's dangerous and mysterious. Did he commit the crime or didn't he? If so, why? Can an ex-con be truly honorable and trustworthy? These are some of the questions I address. The ex-con in my story is both strong and vulnerable. He's trying to make a fresh start and create a new life for himself. He's sexy and a fantastic cook. ;-) If you read this story, I hope you enjoy it!
I wish you all the best in the New Year--health, happiness and success. May all your dreams come true this year!