Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Time travel

Full disclosure: I love time travel.

I love watching it. I love reading it. Even if the story is somewhat predictable and perhaps s tad cliche, I love it.

Although I'm open to all sorts of time travel, I particularly love pirates and gun molls. And I Iove when a character from this time - usually a girl - gets plucked from our time and thrown back in the past. That's why I wanted to change it up and bit: I took a lazy, self indulgent pirate and threw him into our time of technology, scantily dressed women and one night stands.

Clearly, I'm writing a love story. 

Beautiful Disaster is more than a light hearted rom-com, however. It emphasizes the differences and similarities of courtship in our culture as well as expected gender roles, then and now. It's such a fascinating, romantic thing to explore. And it's why it was so much fun to write.

I always tell people if I could go back in time, I would go to July 22, 1934 and save John Dillinger from his execution-style death. But if I'm being honest, I'm perfectly content right where I am reading about other people having their own adventures, finding love that transcends time.

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