Saturday, February 20, 2010
Guest Blog for 28 Days of Heart: Tilly Greene
Women and Sports
My name is Tilly Greene, an erotic romance author, and when I lived abroad, the way I found to stop being the foreigner and carry on over the water cooler type of conversation was through sports. Of course, it helped that I liked sports, period, but to delve into new ones was a challenge.
You see, football, baseball, tennis, ice hockey, and volley (beach and indoor)...those were the sporting events I went to and enjoyed. A good selection, unfortunately none of them were in England. Wait, I know what you're thinking: "They play football in England," and yes, they do, but unlike the rest of the world, Americans call is soccer, and that sport wasn't on my radar. The other sport the cutie and our friends liked was F1 racing. In America, there's NASCAR, and the only thing these two have in common is fast cars. I never could get into cricket, but I do like rugby. Through perseverance and after making some mistakes, I figured these new to me sports out, and I have added them to my roster. It means I can talk to men and women in a variety of countries about their nation's sport - it's a great ice breaker for those events I sometimes attend as a corporate wife.
The backlash for enjoying sport and being a writer is that they often show up in my stories. And, as an erotic romance author, the players and their unique uniforms inspire me to create elaborate back stories during lengthy timeouts. I've written about heroes that play ice hockey, rugby, F1 racing, and with And She Scores, it's (American) football. Pre-season is about to begin and, defensive end and captain, Patrick Conway, is returning from what could've been a career-ending injury. Sarah Winters, focused on making a career as a respected reporter in an all-male sport, is about to conduct his first interview. Did I mention they used to date? Were driven apart by lies? Still cared for each other?
Well, what could possibly happen between these two, while at a major arena, with a ton of people around them? To find out, you'll need to visit All Romance or OmniLit, and pick a copy of And She Scores.
WARNING! Red hot romances ahead
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