Claudia J. Severin
I write about regular Joes and Josies. Don’t expect them to be the richest, best-looking, or most athletic, at least not by their own standards. Which doesn’t mean their mates won’t think they’re hot. They will fall hard for each other, and pull you in with their passion. Some of my tales are set in the present day, others in decades or centuries gone by. Love is timeless. Romance should be endless. Unfortunately, I live in the real world, splitting time between several states visiting family, enjoying the itinerant author life. Home base is a farm in Nebraska, smack dab in the middle of the country, where my husband’s ancestors homesteaded over 150 years ago. Come see me. It’s as easy as opening the book cover.
Claudia's Wish List:
I like a blend of historical and contemporary romance myself. I’m a big fan of Bridgerton and Virgin River. I am not familiar with paranormal or fantasy romance. Well, I guess all romance involves a little fantasy, but you know what I’m saying. Before I started reading romance novels, I mostly stuck to mysteries, especially with women protagonists or women authors. I like to bring some heat to the romance, without being too crude. On the other hand, I think there is a spectrum for a reason: to each their own. I write real characters in real locations that readers can relate to, the woman who wants to lose 15 pounds, not the one showing off in her bikini, the man who has no idea what his wife is talking about, but tries to understand nonetheless. I would be happy to work with a writer working in either historical or contemporary romance. My personal niche is what I think of as “in between.” If Historical starts fifty years ago, or before 1950 (I’ve heard both versions), I like to write in the 1960s through the 2000s. It’s fun to try to remember things like when we used disposable cameras at weddings, or when we switched from VCRs to DVDs.