Author Nikki Prince: Why I write Interracial Romance
The delightful Nikki Prince shared our table at the Masquerade Ball last month when we attended Hot Mojave Knights – we’re thrilled she can join us on our blog page today!
Why I Write Interracial Romance
Thank you so much for having me, Adriana Kraft.
First and foremost I want to say interracial romances are still just romances. They have the added flavor of bringing different races together, but when you peel back the layers it should still have all the elements of a regular romance story.
One thing that I think of when I remember the history of interracial relationships is the marriage of Richard and Mildred Loving. They married in 1958 when it was illegal to do so. Interracial marriages didn’t become legal until 1967 and sadly enough the last state that held on till 2000 was Alabama.
So when one thinks of that and writes IR, it’s still like it’s still like brand new territory.
Why do I write Interracial Romances?
I think there are several reasons people choose to write them. There isn’t truly an easy answer or a right answer. I do it because I wanted to see myself in a heroine. I have been involved in interracial relationships since I was a teen. My parents were military and we didn’t ever see anyone’s color – we saw the person beneath the skin. I also like writing interracial love because I have two small biracial children who need to see people that represent who they are in love.
I’d also like to add that there is so much flavor when you pepper a story with people from different cultures. I also hope that my characters always show that they are true to themselves and through their conflict there is growth.
I have several books which feature a black woman and a white male but I’ve also written where my males are Latino. I even went outside of the box and wrote a lesbian couple who were a black female and a white female. To me love sees no color right along without seeing someone’s gender.
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Nikki Prince is a mother of two, who’s always had a dream to be a published author in the romance genre. Her passion lies in raising her children as readers, gaming, cooking, reading, and her writing. Her mother can now breathe easy about the child who used to get in trouble because she was hiding books everywhere and reading when it wasn’t appropriate.
Nikki’s a multi-published author with several epublishing houses. She loves to write Interracial romances in all genres, but wants to let everyone know to not box her in, because there is always room for growth.
Nikki’s also a member of Romance Writers of America National chapter (http://www.rwa.org) and OCC/RWA local chapter (http://www.occrwa.org) and is a member of the board as Co-Programs Director. She is also a member of the online chapter Passionate Ink RWA.