it’s just entertainment
I once posted this meme on Facebook with the comment, “I swear, on everything that is holy, this story isn’t set in Washington, D.C.” Thankfully, people got the joke. They gave it a lot of likes.
All jokes aside, I keep my books politically neutral. I do so by design. It’s a given that no matter what my political leanings are, roughly half of my readers will have the opposing point of view, and I refuse to alienate half of my readers.
I write contemporary romance. I write for people who want to take a break from politics and just be entertained for a while. My stories are about the relationship between two people who’ve fallen in love, and the obstacles they must overcome before they can live happily ever after.
The meme is about my contemporary romance novel, The Deception. It’s the story of a young photographer who’s fallen on hard times. Her boyfriend has dumped her for another woman. A friend and mentor takes advantage of her vulnerability. Later on she’ll meet a man who isn’t who he appears to be, and it puts her life in danger.
For those who are interested, there is a genre called, “political fiction.” Famous novels include George Orwell’s 1984 and Animal Farm. I read both when I was in high school, and they are indeed interesting books. However, it’s not a genre I choose to write.