Lee Rowan

Action! Adventure! Romance!

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I've been writing since childhood, but professionally only since spring of 2006, after learning my craft writing fanfiction for some 30 years. In earlier times I'd have been called "a lady of a certain age," old enough to know better but young enough to do it anyway. A confirmed bookaholic with a spouse of many years, I'm kept in line by a cadre of cats and a dog who get me away from the computer and out of the house at least once a day.

Until I was in my 40's, I thought romance was utterly unrealistic--a pretty dream, but little more.  What I'd seen of relationships didn't seem worth the effort or the pain.  A big-hearted dog and a few wonderful cats kept my own heart going, until, in the first weeks of the new millennium, I fell in love with a friend I'd known most of my adult life.   How did that happen?  Well, I'd just written Ransom, and I could not find anyone who was willing to read it and give me feedback.  I got feedback--and the love of my life as well!

We have just celebrated our tenth anniversary as life-partners.  In 2007, we moved to Canada, where our marriage is legally recognized.  Real love isn't just a pretty dream, though.  It's a lot of work--but it's worth every minute.

The stories I write are usually--not always--about two men, which may seem odd subject matter for a woman who's married to another woman.  But ... well, so what?  I write with my mind and heart, not with what's in my pants; I write the sort of stories I want to read.  While many girls were dreaming of walking up the aisle and wondering what they'd name their children, I was dreaming of running away to sea or riding across the prairie, and wondering what I'd name my horse.  I was intrigued by how people lived before cars, TV, modern medicine, and what touched my imagination were stories of adventure and adversity.  

I never did get the horse... life ain't perfect.  That's why we need dreams... and stories.

Love, honor, courage... those aren't male qualities or female qualities.  They're the very best human qualities, and I think we all have the capacity to experience them, no matter how different we may be when it comes to sex, age, color, or any of the other tiny subcategories.  We are all human, and we all have dreams.

I'd like to share some of mine, and so I write.

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