Why Lesbian Romance?

I'm often asked why I write lesbian romance stories.
I can't say it enough:

I am of the opinion that lesbian romance stories are the only novels where a woman can go to find affirmation of her hopes, her dreams and her choices in life. They reflect and celebrate the evolving nature of our relationships, friendships and community. Lesbian fiction of all kinds creates a mirror for who we are and who we might be in a world where we are received as equals by others.

For many women the only community they can safely find is in books and stories written for and about lesbians. Depictions of real lesbian lives -- or lives we hope some lesbians somewhere are leading -- remind us that, even though we may not get it, we have a right to respect and happiness.