The family model is an important component to the entire series. As readers follow these characters along, it becomes evident that FAMILY truly is at the center of Alex and Cassidy's lives. They experience great joy as they begin their life together. And, they will face incredible upheavals, betrayals, and demons from the past all tied to their families.
Along the way, each reader will begin to decide who the heroes and villains really are. What makes a hero and what makes a villain? Alex and Cassidy's relationship is always at center stage. As a writer who happens to be a lesbian, I believe it is imperative that we create more positive models of same gender families in media. Alex and Cassidy will confront many issues, some external, some internal, but rest assured at the end of each day they will remain steadfast in their commitment to one another.
About Alex and Cassidy
“The complex depictions of both Toles’ and Cassidy’s sexualities and personalities are refreshing.”
– KIRKUS REVIEWS on INTERSECTION
A little over two years ago I began writing Intersection. Little did I know when I created Alex Toles and Cassidy O'Brien that they would lead me on an adventure beyond my wildest imagination. Alex and Cassidy's journey is part political thriller, part romance. You will encounter constant twists and turns, heroes and heroines, nefarious agents, comical mother-in-laws, difficult fathers, and endearing children along the way.
Many people ask me what the series is about. Is it a lesbian romance? Is it a conspiracy thriller? Is it about good versus evil? The Alex and Cassidy series is about people. At its heart, is about two women who meet, fall in love, and find themselves thrust into the middle of an unimaginable world littered with betrayals, secrets, and lies. Amid the convoluted chaos that surrounds them, Alex and Cassidy seek to build a lasting relationship and family.