As a priest's kid, I used to take romance novels from rummage sales. I like to think I write them as penance. But that's not the whole truth. A happy ending keeps me in balance. The world is hard. Adulting is hard. Relationships...you guessed it, hard. And there's just something so wonderful about losing yourself in a really great romance novel, with characters who have real issues and appealing butts. Low slung jeans too, thank you very much Ms. Jill Shalvis. I love getting invested in two individuals (and the couple they become) and going through all the angst (and let's face it, the hotness too) with them, knowing that it will all work out okay somehow.
I love a happy ending. Who doesn't?
In fact, I love happy endings so much that for a while, I photographed them. So I thought just for fun, I would share a few of my pictures with you. I took these photos of some truly wonderful couples. And they inspire me every time I sit down and try to write true love. Not the steamy business, because that would be weird, but the emotional part, the soulmate part, the happily ever after part.
I hope you enjoy!
E.M. Hubscher is a fiction writer living in North Carolina. She is represented by the sensational Sharon Pelletier of Dystel and Goderich Literary Management.