Stephanie Hurt – Romance Author

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What about a mature leading lady?


Have you ever noticed that most romance novels are based on twenty somethings? What ever happened to thirty to forty somethings? We still have it going on.

My thoughts are this. I had a reader when I first published a book ask me why my leading lady was so young. I shrugged and told her aren’t they usually in their early twenty’s. But that one comment got me thinking about the fact that we usually write our leading characters as young people.

What would happen if we wrote more romance novels using more mature characters? It’s a little food for thought this morning. I’m thinking about a series about mature characters that have hormonal issues, wrinkles and have had children and maybe grandchildren. Why not? I should be able to do this as I’m a mature woman (Well, I try to be :)) but I still feel like I have a lot to offer from my experience.

You don’t have to be young to be sexy. Just because the younger generation is still buff and tight bodied doesn’t mean we can’t be too. Maybe the mature novels will take off. Maybe it will fuel a generation to remember we’re still very much alive at forty something and we still feel romance…

As always, good writing and May God Bless You…

Author: stephaniehurt

Stephanie Hurt lives in Georgia with her husband Tommy and their son Hunter, along with two dogs, Daisy and Jake. When Stephanie is not lost in one of the worlds that she creates, she's an accountant and children's minister. She has been writing the stories that fill her mind since she was a teenager. The moment a story comes into her mind, she's mesmerized and soon she's diving into the story with a cup of hot green tea and a notebook. Before long, the story has bones and is ready for the laptop. She happily types away in the early morning and at night. You can always find her with a notebook full of stories that have yet to come to life. Follow her journey in each of her over 40 published works! Stephanie Payne Hurt loves to hear from fans and hopes that she's helped them go to another world for at least a while! Connect with Author: Twitter: Email: Website: Facebook: Sign up for my newsletter at to keep up with upcoming events and new releases.

8 thoughts on “What about a mature leading lady?

  1. That’s all my female characters are, over the age of 30, except for Laney in Six Hours, who was 28. I just tend to write about older characters because it’s more personal for me. There is so many young adult and teen novels out there, but I saw very few who the heroine was over 30, divorced, has kids, etc. I agree with you, older women deserve some romance too. 🙂

  2. I read a book a while ago with an older female and it worked really well.

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