Romance writer of Contemporary and historical romance and LGBT fiction and MM romance under the pen name of Emjay Haze. I believe that romance is romance and love is love.
MJ was born in 1963 in Cumberland, Maryland and grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia. She now resides in Northern Virginia with her husband, two teenagers, a dog, cat, hamster, gecko, and several fish. She always wanted to be a writer, and once she began writing short stories and online fan-fiction several years ago, she knew that’s what she wanted to do with her life, but also knew that she had a lot to learn. So, after a twenty-five year hiatus, MJ went back to college to obtain her bachelor’s degree in creative writing from SNHU and graduated April, 2015.
She has a wide and diverse work history in the fields of travel, hotels, high tech communications, web development, real estate and the nonprofit health care industry where she has held positions such as travel agent, hotel concierge, web programmer, Realtor, account manager and many, many others giving her a varied and unique set of experiences which she draws upon in her stories and characters.
Her favorite genres are spy and crime fiction and suspense and psychological thrillers but she realized her niche for writing romance in 2009 when she began writing in the realm of fan-fiction and has over twenty short-stories to her credit. Her interests include music and pop culture and she is an advocate for the LGBT community. Her stories delve into all types of romantic relationships, regardless of sexuality, with a focus on first times and new encounters in a light-hearted style.
Her main focus in her stories is to write compelling and interesting protagonists, in various settings and time periods, and show that everyone deserves love no matter whom they are or who they love. Her goal is to gain a diverse readership and broaden the minds of those who might not normally pick up a ‘gay’ romance because it’s more about the person than the sexuality. She’ll take you on a roller-coaster journey, but you’ll always get a happy ending.
“Love overcomes hate. Love has no color. Love has no orientation. All is love” Adam Lambert