Why I Write Romance: Molly O’Keefe

I write romance novels because they make me happy. When I was in high school my best friend’s boyfriend committed suicide. As you can imagine, we were levelled by grief and confusion. I had no idea how to help my best friend. I had no idea how to handle school. Or my grief.  Or my parents’ concern. I was—we all were—a total mess.

I had already had a flirtation with romance novels—there was a box of them under my bed. After Mike died, I poured myself into those books. I got lost in every single happy ending. And I found comfort in the idea that no matter how bad things got between those covers it would work out in the end.  Even now, worried about my children and finances and the changing world, reading and writing romance novels brings me comfort, escape and a good dose of happy.

Check out my website www.molly-okeefe.com for details on my latest trilogy for Superromance—The Notorious O’Neills—and more!

Molly O’Keefe has always known she wanted to be a writer (except when she wanted to be a florist or a chef and the brief period of time when she considered being a cowgirl). And once she got her hands on some romances, she knew exactly what she wanted to write. She published her first Harlequin romance at age 25 and hasn’t looked back. She loves exploring every character’s road towards happily ever after.

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  1. Birgit Davis-Todd
    November 5, 2010 at 7:33 pm
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    Molly,

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on why you love to write!

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