Charlie Hatfield Romo was born 21st October, 1980, in San Antonio, Texas, USA. The son of artists, he grew up in an environment where aesthetics and culture were cherished facets of life. His first fashion-oriented memory is, at age five, hugging his mother and being transfixed by the scent and texture of her rabbit fur coat. From then on, every aspect of his mother's beauty regime fascinated him, be it makeup or hair or the simple everyday process of what to wear.
As he got older, Romo spent countless hours crawling through his mother's University textbooks. Enthralled by Art, Anatomy, English, Literature, Anthropology and Psychology, he swirled these subjects in his growing brain to the point of obsession. At fourteen, he graduated high school. He began his career in Higher Learning the following year.
Romo learned to respect the history involved in his parents' antique restoration business. Always surrounded with beautiful old things, he adopted the idea that, "We don't know where we're going unless we know where we've been."
As a bisexual man, Romo is actively involved in LGBTQ issues. He is a donating member of the Human Rights Campaign and Courage Campaign. Also concerned with Women's Rights, Global Civil Rights, matters that affect minorities and people struggling in developing countries, Romo is a contributor to Color of Change and Artists for Peace & Justice, among others. He is also very involved with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Campaign to fight and bring awareness to breast cancer. He is also an advocate for Mental Health awareness.
Charlie Romo's debut novel is MOONGLOW, a lesbian romance set in a future fashion world. Lots of melodrama, lots of models, lots of sass--and lots of heart! MOONGLOW is the first in a series of novels he will write for the rest of his life. MOONGLOW's sequel, MOONGLOW: FOREVER HOLD, is underway and going very well! Romo is also working on a romantic lesbian fantasy epic written for a Young Adult audience called DARK MOON, which will kick-off his second series of novels. Expect enough fairies, dragons, adventure and love to keep even the most ardent fantasy buff consumed! The first entry into the Dark Moon saga carries a projected publication date of Quarter 3, 2013.
Romo believes it is of paramount importance to bring LGBTQ youth characters they can relate to face-to-face, soul-to-soul. "There are a lot of LGBTQ young people out there that read mainstream fantasy, sci-fi, adventure, (etc.) stories and imagine themselves in those roles. That said, a separation exists because those characters are not entirely like them. Most of them are straight. My goal is to help the LGBTQ reader dream, and dream in a way that's substantially more personal than they are accustomed to."
Charlie Hatfield Romo is also a "most-of-the-time" Pescetarian, Private Chef, photographer, general artist and self-confessed fashion junkie. Models are his most profound inspirations for everything he creates. They are his modern muses, his every day Aphrodites, his friends. When not writing, he enjoys writing music, painting, sketching, long walks, star gazing, studying and researching anything possible, learning foreign languages, (Portuguese, German, Japanese, Spanish, Hungarian, Swedish and Russian are particular interests), cooking, traveling, watching films, ZOMBIE FILMS!, video games, social media, and reinforcing his spiritual side through loving and caring for nature.
He lives alone with his two cats, Princess Kitties and Mr. Titan, in San Antonio, Texas.