Brienne Loughlin is an American romance novelist who writes from a feminist perspective. She began writing in earnest when she couldn’t find a steamy romance novel where the female character wasn’t a virgin, manipulated by her boss/bodyguard/wolfpack leader, or submissive to her boyfriend/brother’s friend/mafia leader. Brienne lives in Silicon Valley and works in tech and contributes to diversity and inclusion initiatives. She is the founder of the Feminist Spice Club, a new community and movement to encourage romance writers to avoid biased tropes and bring out the strength and confidence of their female main characters. Brienne loves coffee, Labrador retrievers, and men who do laundry (not necessarily in that order.)