Why I Write Romance: Linda Warren

For me that’s an easy question to answer. I write romance because I believe in love and happy endings. But I also have a personal reason. At eighteen I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. I was too young to realize the drastic changes that were to come in the years ahead.  When the pain wouldn’t go away and my joints began to swell, I sank into depression.

A friend brought me a box of Harlequin books. I was hooked. Whatever I was going through, I could open a Harlequin and lose myself in happy ever after. They saved my sanity. The books didn’t take away the pain, but they made me feel better, made me believe in love and happiness. And they were more effective than antidepressants.

I write to give that special feel-good gift to others who are feeling down or out of sorts with the world. I know because I experienced it.

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  1. Jo Anne Banker
    November 3, 2010 at 11:48 pm
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    Linda ~ Your stories always give me that wonderful escape we all enjoy. To lose ourselves in someone else’s exciting love affair as they overcome their problems to happiness. My writing story is similar to yours, except it was psychological pain, not physical, from which I wished to escape. For two years after my divorce, I read and read and read, wonderful love stories that made me laugh and made me cry. And gave me the relief I needed during my healing. I want to do the same for others. You’re an inspiration.

  2. Linda Warren
    November 4, 2010 at 9:06 am
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    Jo Anne,
    Thank you! I’m so sorry for your pain. Isn’t it great that we books to uplifts us during those times? Best of luck with the writing. I’m cheering for you.

    Keep reading. Keep healing.
    My best,
    Linda

  3. Birgit Davis-Todd
    November 5, 2010 at 7:42 pm
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    Linda,

    Thanks for sharing your experiences with everyone. Your stories warm my heart and make me smile!

  4. RebeccaJ
    November 7, 2010 at 1:07 pm
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    Oh! I didn’t realize the two books were \related\, but had already decided to buy Her Christmas Hero because the premise sounded so interesting. Besides, there’s nothing I love more than a good Christmas story. Thanks, Linda!

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