Elephant Journal

ENTER MR. EXTROVERT

The first thing I noticed about my partner was his smile, easy in its own outrageousness. Naturally I was dubious, but after weeks of him acting like it was totally insane for us to not be together, I started to agree. The rest as they say, is history. Extroverts can…

WHEN YOUR LOVER IS OUT OF YOUR LEAGUE

At seventeen, I was a size 6 blonde wrapped in a XXL ego. I’d read things like “nothing tastes as good as skinny feels” and pity women without a two finger gap between their thighs. I didn’t even have to diet; my teenage metabolism took care of that. Most of my…

TO LOVE AND HONOUR

I stared at my boyfriend in disgust. The cretin behind me had made an obscene comment about my dress, or more specifically, lack of said garment. The whole nightclub queue heard it, but my errant knight was more concerned with his friend’s critique of Apple versus Android, or Ants versus…

historical romance sonnet like no other

A SONNET LIKE NO OTHER

As a romance author I create perfectly imperfect heroes and relatable heroines, the realities of war, corsets and chauvinism cast in the delicious glow of fiction. Why stare at the dirt, when you can look up at the sky, in wonder? Of course, my eyes have to return to the…