Love’s Gender Fury: Men Writing Romance Novels

Anne Marble
5 min readFeb 27

Yes, men have been writing romance under feminine pen names for years. It’s OK. They’re allowed. Yet even today, it’s still controversial with some fans.

An aging paperback copy of Love’s Tender Fury with the author’s name given as Jennifer Wilde. The novel as a white background with a young woman with red hair above the title. Beyond her, three men appear in the background, along with flames.
My Copy of Love’s Tender Fury by Jennifer Wilde (Tom E. Huff). (Source: Photo by the author.)

Why Is This Still a Controversy?

This came up on Twitter this weekend. The post was deleted before I could read more. From what I saw, some women felt deceived and manipulated when men wrote romance under a…

Anne Marble

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