For the most part, South Dakota is a rural state, our main industries being farming and ranching. We also get a portion of our revenue from tourism of the Black Hills, Mount Rushmore, the Badlands and much more. If you want to see what we have to offer, I'd recommend visiting the South Dakota Tourism website. On a personal note, I'd recommend coming in the fall of the year, after Labor Day. The weather is more stable, most of the tourists have gone home and the Black Hills National Forest becomes a kaleidoscope of fall colors as the trees begin to change.
Being a South Dakota Native, many of my books are centered around the area or places I've visited, not because I write what I know, but because I truly love it here and believe that feeling comes through in my work. In one place you have pine forests, grasslands, canyons, and open skies. What more beautiful backdrops could I chose to write from.
I write M/M Romance. Something about two strong men growing emotionally and overcoming obstacles calls to me as a writer. I can't get enough of it, both in my reading choices and my writing. I don't write everything from here in South Dakota, but most of my work either has the characters starting out from here and branching out. Kind of like I did in my own life, only to return to the place I call home.
The Changing Moon series, The Pauper Prince and A Royal Bind, both take place in the Black Hills. This series is a gay paranormal romance between two shapeshifters, add in some born vampires, some drone vampires, a police chase, a few misunderstandings, attempted murder and you've got a couple of busy stories. If you are interested in more, check out my blog, 2 Cents, for the blurbs and excerpts from the stories, or go to Silver Publishing for purchase.
My other works span the mix from M/M Contemporary romance, Dark Chocolate and Raspberries, to M/M Yaoi Romance, Blue Rose with Dreamspinner Press. These two stories were the first and gave me the courage to expand into my true writing love, paranormal and Fantasy.
Feel free to check them out and let me know what you think. I love hearing from the people who read my work.
Wishing you Love and Butterflies,