Monday, November 24, 2014

USA Today ~ Diversity in romance

Hey guys. Quick thanks for making the release for THE WEIGHT OF DESTINY go so well. You guys are the best and your support means the world to me.

You guys know that diversity means a lot to me. I have tried to include characters of different ethnicities and sexual orientations in my books. The Misfits Series (The Weight of Destiny) is an example of that. There will be interracial relationships and there are characters of different sexual orientations. This is the Misfits crew that the series will be about.

Artwork by Sarah Jo Chreene

I was lucky enough to have author Ann Aguirre approach me to write an article with her on diversity in romance (if you haven't read her books, you should!). I was so honored that she would ask me. Diversity is something near and dear to my heart.

I came from an interracial marriage. I know what it's like to feel different. My children come from an interracial marriage as well. To say I jumped at the idea is an understatement. If you'd like to check it out, you can find the post on USA Today's Happily Ever After blog. I hope you'll read it, share it, comment on it and everything else :)

I got this yesterday in a review for THE WEIGHT OF DESTINY. It pretty much made my day.

"It's good of Nyrae to create such diverse characters- with flaws, different sexual orientations, different skin colours and different problems."

That's life, right?

Oh...and PS... I should have something REALLY amazing to share with you soon!

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