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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 too—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 books 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 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/

Guess what? Some exciting news!! My debut Eight Days of Christmas has been selected for the Apple Fall Sneak Peek Promotion!! With many eyes from around the world on the Apple iBooks app, this is so fantastic. I’m anxious to see what opportunities this promotion might lead to.