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.