) Serena Yates, author of Modern Battles Bundle | Dreamspinner Press

Serena Yates

Reading and writing are my life, in the truest sense of the words. I write both romantic and erotic gay fiction, and pretty much any genre is up for grabs. I have a slight preference for the non-real, so historicals are out - they would require me to stick to the facts too much. I've played with alternate history and reality though, and even some of my contemporaries are set in made-up places. I’m a night owl and start writing when everyone else in my time zone is asleep. I’ve loved reading all my life and spent most of my childhood with my nose buried in a book. Although I always wanted to be a writer, financial independence came first. Twenty-some years and a successful business career later I took some online writing classes and never looked back. Living and working in seven countries has taught me that there's more than one way to get things done. It has instilled tremendous respect for the many different cultures, beliefs, attitudes and preferences that exist on our planet. I like exploring those differences in my stories, most of which happen to be romances. My characters have a tendency to want to do their own thing, so I often have to rein them back in. The one thing we all agree on is the desire for a happy ending. I currently live in the United Kingdom, sharing my house with a vast collection of books. I like reading, traveling, spending time with my nieces, and listening to classical music. I have a passion for science and learning new languages.