All of my novels are — in one way or another — tinged with romanticism, but, today, most people have little understanding of the term’s literary meaning and have reduced “romance” to mean little more than the affectations we assume in the pursuit of the amorous attention of a potential lover. Romance, however, as an artistic movement and as a philosophy of living, entails so much more.
All authors know that the best thing that can happen to one of their books is to have intolerant, self-righteous prudes like Sarah Huckabee ban it from schools, libraries, and bookstores. Nothing sells more books than their banning. Perhaps, Sarah should remember the biblical result of forbidden fruit.
It dawned on me recently how ubiquitous mirrors are in my world.