Friday, November 6, 2020

Does Age Matter? ~ Jean C. Gordon


Not your age, but the age of the characters in romance novels. My first Indigo Bay Romance, Sweet Entanglement, I went with the usual 20-something characters. But with my second and third books, I jumped up a generation. Now, I'm planning my next No Brides Club series book and trying to decide whether to make my characters in their mid-30s or mid-40s.

My mission for you is to tell me what your character age preference is--if you have one.

Indigo Bay Christmas Romances

“I mean ordinary things people who are dating know,” Amanda said.

“All right, ask me something.”

“How old are you?”

Eric hesitated, glancing sideways at her. Amanda couldn’t be older than her mid-30s.

“It’s not a trick question.”


“Your IMBd says 45.”

He puffed out a breath. “Okay 48. And up until five months ago, I smoked cigarettes.” That brought a grin to her face that quickly faded.


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