Who is Lydia Pax?
I'm an independent romance author. I love writing romances--crafting characters, dreaming up plots, and thinking about people falling in love. You can find my books on Amazon.
How I Got Into Writing
As a child, I read constantly, swept away by the wonderful worlds of authors like J.R.R. Tolkien and Jane Austen (a bit of a gap, I know!). But, I also always had a deep love for the pulpy teen fiction of R.L. Stine and Sweet Valley High. Somehow all that ended up in the style amalgam I have now--though of course I've read plenty of other genres and titles since then!
In college, I studied English and History and earned a degree in both, following up with an M.F.A. in Creative Writing. I love writing for imagining complex characters, discovering intricate worlds, and crafting plots that get readers' hearts racing.
Why I Love Writing Romance
I've been a fan of learning about new worlds and cultures since I was young, always quizzing my parents (avid readers themselves) about how the world got to be the way it was. I love knowing the context for everything--for monuments, for castles, for schools, heck, even for grocery stores. My partner thinks I'm a bit of a nut.
In writing romance, I'm able to combine two of my favorite passions: learning (because writing means doing a LOT of research) and writing. I think there's nothing better than enjoying a great read (with some clothes-ripping fun) and learning a little something about the world on the way.
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