Hi there! Welcome. I’m so glad you decided to stop by. My name is Starla and I’m a contemporary romance/Women’s fiction author. Besides all things writerly, I’m passionate about many things. Coffee?—You betcha! Dogs?—For sure! Swoony romance novels?—100% yes! Humor?—Laughing till my belly hurts! Music?—From my fingers to my toes down to the depth of my soul! I’m a huge movie fanatic—especially romcoms and action if there’s at least a smidge of romance. Clearly, I’m here for the romance, (*wink).
That’s why I have so much fun smashing all of my favorite things together and creating the best stories possible! Though, developing stories with memorable and relatable characters who navigate relational connections is always my number one goal. While I tend to lean toward writing romance, (*ahem, big surprise) a friendship and/or family relationship aspect in a story is just as powerful for me to convey.
Thanks for stopping by. Please grab a cup of coffee, get comfortable, and stay a while! I hope you’ll check my “Books” and “Projects” tabs for info on release dates for my books and what I’m working on next. Because I’m always busy working on something. Whether it’s revising an older project, creating an aesthetic or Pinterest board, drafting a new and fresh story, scrawling a flash fiction piece, or working on a secret, (*shh) project.
In case you’re still here and you’re interested, here are some samples of my poetry and flash fiction:
Poetry in Issue 5 of Moonchild Magazine: https://www.moonchildmag.net/starlaleanne.html
Flash fiction in Issue 2 of Silk + Smoke: https://silkandsmoke.com/portfolio/tribute-to-music-by-starla-dekruyf/