I love February! In the middle of the bleakness of winter, Valentine’s Day cheers me up. I adore those corny punch-out valentines we used to give one another in grade school, and the sugar hearts with I LUV U messages on them. Red roses look so pretty at this time of year. And chocolate! Now who doesn’t enjoy a holiday that promotes the consumption of chocolate?
Yet many people feel excluded by the holiday. I think this month gives us all an excuse to reach out to someone who may not have a romantic partner. Why not send an e-mail, card or small bouquet to someone with a note of friendship?
As a writer of romantic thrillers, I often wonder just what makes an ordinary scene romantic? Is it the dialogue? The other person’s appearance? The situation they find themselves in?
Everyone has a different idea of romance. Mine is captured in THE EXPLORER’S CODE – and the upcoming sequel THE STOLEN CHALICE (release June 2012)
Wishing you a February filled with romance and adventure!
Happy Valentine’s Day!