|Over the Hill.|
Today over on KZ Snow's blog, she's tackling the question of aging as it relates to MM (Gay) Romance. She has a group of authors taking part, including
Victor J. Banis
|The young Alitus - with a|
I talked about Luc Saint-Cyr, and how the immortal had reverse age prejudices. In Surrender Love he had concerns that his younger hero couldn't know his own mind because of his youth. That's ageism. So, at what point is a character too old? Are certain ages considered "too old" for heroes? Is being a silver fox a myth? Do you read romances where the heroes are over forty? Over fifty? Over sixty? Do you know of any books that have older heroes or is this topic new to you?
We could certainly tackle the topic of aging heroines as well. My book Alitus, Tales of the Chosen has a heroine on the cover with gray hair. It's one of two books I wrote with a heroine who's older than her hero. At the Mercy of Her Pleasure is the other. What about the authors themselves? I've disguised my age to avoid being seen as too old. If you're a writer, have you done that? When I first started writing, I was a grandmother already. I don't think the stereotypical grandmother is anything like the grandmother of today. I know I'm nothing like mine.
So what about you? Are you "over the hill?" Do you read about characters who are older than forty, fifty, or sixty? Would you?