meet our talented writers
Each of violet gaze’s talented authors create swoon worthy inclusive happily-ever-afters worthy of any tbr pile.
Romance is my way of creating a world that reflects the people and various relationship dynamics that exist around me. I hope that my writing offers a space where love of all shades and expressions are seen as valid, real and embraced. Each love story I write carries a piece of me in it’s pages and I’m proud to share a part of my heart with each and every page you turn.
When I’m not writing romance, I’m probably working my day job as a pretty damn good barista, or obsessing over my ever-growing plant collection. I have a geriatric dog that I coddle and enable to live her best forever puppy life. I currently live in Colorado where every day proves to be a new adventure.
Leona McNeely is a Southern queer gothic fairy. She collects cats, vintage Playboy magazines, and notebooks. Obsessed with football, dragons, magical girl anime, and intersectional feminism, Leona lives by the maxim that she’s under no obligation to make sense to anyone, even herself. She’s written all her life, about all kinds of things ― girls kissing girls, girls kissing boys, high fantasy, contemporary smut, and way too many papers for grad school ― and welcomes you to step inside the funhouse mirror maze of her imagination.
praise for our authors
Reviewer Choice Awards 2019
“One of the things I most loved about this book, was the setting. The town that Julie moves to is full of people who are open-hearted; the wedding between all three of them is one that the entire town are invited to and the cheer and celebrations are both real and amusing. I think it’s incredibly telling, particularly when considering some of the debate surrounding “realism” and historical romance, that this is one of the most realistic historical romances that I’ve read in a long time. It doesn’t ignore race or prejudice, but it models an HEA that made me cry.
We need more romances like this, and I cannot wait for Julie’s brother’s book—which I hope will be very soon!”-Pink Heart Society
“I’m here for queer joy in books these days, for outsized HEAs, for muscled imagination, for all that WORK of hope; and most of the time I’m seeing WOC authors, especially Black women authors, doing that work and giving that gift. It’s balm and fuel and a blessing for all of us readers, and I am so grateful.”-Claire