If you had told me a few years ago that I would be wearing a unicorn mask and carrying a squirt gun around my neighborhood as a professional activity, I would have laughed myself silly in my old office, surrounded by paperwork and tasks and office politics more intricate than trying to get Congress to pass a balanced budget.
But here I am. Readers have asked me why — why? —WHY? — I write crazy romantic comedy that takes everything up a few notches until it’s so absurd you can’t help but laugh.
Because…isn’t that just real life? At least, that’s how my real life is. No, I don’t play naked-character squirt guns fights (you have to read Random Acts of Fantasy to understand that one…), or lose my smartphone in my hoohaw (Random Acts of Trust), run full-force into parking signs because I’m jealous of my ex touching someone else (It’s Complicated), or pick up naked hitchhikers (Random Acts of Crazy).
And I certainly don’t get caught in the men’s room with my hand down a toilet (my newest book, Shopping for a Billionaire).
Real life comes close, though.
We like to laugh because it makes us feel better about the world, or because we’re secretly relieved THAT didn’t happen to US. Humor makes the intolerable easier to live with, bonds us with others, and makes everything seem just a little lighter. A little looser.
A little more lovely.
Bio: New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Julia Kent writes romantic comedy with an edge, and new adult books that push contemporary boundaries. From billionaires to BBWs to rock stars, Julia finds a sensual, goofy joy in every book she writes, but unlike Trevor from Random Acts of Crazy, she has never kissed a chicken.
She loves to hear from her readers by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, on Twitter @jkentauthor, and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jkentauthor . Visit her blog at http://jkentauthor.blogspot.com
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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author
Read about my books at Julia Kent’s Blog