Author: C.A. Blocke
C.A. Blocke is a thirty-something writer who’s been captivated by the magic of how people relate to each other for as long as she can remember. Far more than overarching drawn out plots, she prefers to focus heavily on relationships in various situations that feel like real life – even when at its most surreal. Real Life, she feels, is messy and complicated and that shines through in her fiction where the road to a happy ending frequently isn’t just a straight line. A long-time reader and writer of fluffy character driven pieces, her style tends to highlight small slices of life that come together to form a whole picture of the plot.
She is a gender non-conforming, demisexual identified female who feels most comfortable writing unconventional relationships involving non-heterosexual couplings. Sexual identity often colors her works and features heavily in finding the comfortable place where identities can collide with minimal friction. She enjoys exploring different takes on ‘acceptable’ sexuality and blurring the lines between what is expected and what really happens.
A small-town Arizona native, the southwest and its rural communities fascinate her – particularly the rigid identity politics and the ramifications of breaking the social norm. Of course, that’s not to say that she doesn’t also enjoy writing about urban life and the various challenges present in the big city. While most at home writing contemporary romance with a warm little erotica twist, she’s very prone to following her muse down the dark alleys and open valleys it drags her through – making it nearly impossible to know just what genre will take her interest next.