Welcome back to Buy a Book, Tell a Friend!
This week Andrew Grey
visits the blog. I met Andrew in person at Authors After Dark in New
Orleans in 2012, and connected with his compassionate and down-to-earth personality. Andrew writes just about everything M/M, but he has a gift for heart-felt, sexy and sensual romance with dramatic background stories. Today I
asked him one question about how he got started writing romance.
BBTF: The romance genre is often dominated by female
authors. What got you into writing the genre?
Andrew: My mother read them all the
while I was growing up and I have to admit I sort of made fun of it until I
started reading gay romance when I was trying to get into shape a number of
years ago. I wanted something light and sexy to read on the
treadmill. They were fun, light, hot, and gave me something in gay stories
that I had rarely seen before. A happy ending. The gay stories I
grew up with were either satirical and stereotypical or simple tragic. After reading them for a while, I got an idea and decided to try writing
one. I actually accomplished my first manuscript in about two months and
told no one until it was half way completed. I firmly believe that
everyone should see themselves in a story and I think writing romance is my way
of showing that people like me can find love.
I think you're right, Andrew. You can find out more about Andrew Grey's books on his website. Be sure to buy a book and tell a friend. Happy reading!