Wednesday, February 17, 2016


Let’s talk about love! RWA/NYC members share their thoughts on romance in celebration of Valentine’s Day.   

By Michael J. Molloy

Whether you’re involved with someone for 30 days or 30 years, the true measure of romance is how well you diversify and alter routines with your significant other. Speaking from the male perspective, it’s important to spring surprises on your loved one to help keep that flame flickering. For instance, last June I stunned Connie when I told her I had gotten us two second row orchestra seats for a Saturday evening performance of “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” in honor of our 15th anniversary last October. You should have seen the look on her face. But do you know what? I was more thrilled than she was when I told her the news. But that’s just it. Oh sure, we all get into routines with our spouses or girl/boyfriends, but the element of spontaneity is what helps keep the juices flowing and the romance alive!♥

Michael and colleague
at RWA writers conference.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  A big fan of authors Stephen King, Tom Clancy and Frederick Forysth, I didn’t get the writing bug until about 15 years ago. I was influenced greatly by an English teacher I had during my years at Stuyvesant High School. Perhaps you may have heard of him – the late Frank McCourt (ANGELA'S ASHES). I read all of Mr. McCourt’s books as I reminisced about my days at the old building on East 15th Street four decades ago. Yes, he truly inspired me to grab a pen and pad.

            I have two traditionally published books to my credit, both through Gypsy Shadow Publishing. The first is a contemporary romance novel entitled THE DIAMOND MAN. The second, a suspense novel that was released just three months ago, is named SADISTIC PATTER. I am currently working on my next contemporary romance novel entitled SWEET GREETINGS FROM CARTHAGE, based on a true story. I have also written a screenplay, “Simon Rockets”, which got as far as talks with Hollywood producer Beaux Carson (“The Tempest”).

            A graduate of St. John’s University, I am a father of three and currently live in Brooklyn. I have a website (, which I have posted several stories and blogs.  You can also visit my Facebook Author Page ( and follow me on Twitter (

Join us tomorrow for another Romance Writer on Romance!

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