Undiscovered Gems: Romance Writers Who Aren’t Famous

I can’t help it. I’m not a big fan of most writers who tend to be commercial behemoths. (You know who you are, Big Celebrity Writers. Everybody knows who you are.) I always tend to seek out less well known writers. But I’ve been reading this genre for more than 20 years now (did I mention I started reading romance at the age of two? I was very precocious), and I don’t suppose I’ll ever change now.
A couple of my all-time favorites are Majorie Farrell and Elizabeth Delancey, both historical novelists. (Farrell primarily wrote Regencies, although she also wrote at least one non-Regency, a western.) They’re both long out of print, but if you happen to be in a USB and see one of their books, check them out. You won’t be disappointed.
Lisa Cach is another favorite, of more recent origin. I admire her for her genre-jumping ways–everything from historicals to contemporary to paranormal and probably some other genres no one has thought of yet. I take inspiration from her since I can’t seem to settle on one particular subgenre.
So who else is out there? What unknown, undiscovered gems out there do you admire?

About Linda Morris

Linda Morris is a multipublished writer of contemporary and historical romance. She writes stories with heart and heat, and a joke or two thrown in. When she's not writing, working, or mommying, she's doing yoga, reading, working in her flower garden, or baking delicious things she probably shouldn't eat. A beat-up old copy of Kathleen Woodiwiss's "Ashes in the Wind" that her mom bought for her at a garage sale years ago was her "gateway drug" into the world of romance novels. Her all-time favorite romance writers include Laura Kinsale, Patricia Gaffney, Elizabeth Delancey, and Marjorie Ferrell. Current favorites include Julie Anne Long, Erin McCarthy, and Shannon McKenna.
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