Not so much.
And the few who write it, hide the fact with maybe the exception of Nicholas Sparks.
Last year at a local conference, I noticed that there were only a handful of male attendees. Maybe 10 or 12. I asked one of the men what he wrote. Answer? Romance. But he said it so quietly I had to ask again as I hadn’t heard him. He looked around, leaned closer, and in the same voice said, “Romance. But I sort of keep that on the down low.”
He told me he would be submitting under a pseudonym and had no intentions of ever revealing that he was the author.
I didn’t bother to ask him if he ate quiche. The guy had courage, just not enough to admit to anyone else that he wrote romance.
Now, one of my favorite romances is James Patterson’s Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas. Great romance! Wonderful romance! How’d he do it?
I’m not sure how women would feel in general about reading romance from a guy, so I’m asking here and now.
Would you chance a read ?
Fellas, would you write it ? Read it ?
Please fill us in on your honest responses. I’m rather curious…