Contemporary Romance Writers’ Stiletto Award Finalist

Y. M. Nelson

I’m Y. M. Nelson (she/her), and I’m based in Charlotte, NC. I write about love, women’s journeys, and amateur DIY.  I also host Nerdy Romantics Podcast, and my alter ego is #WeekendDIYGirl.

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What happens when a stubborn, awkward guy meets a fun, flirty woman at a Star Trek convention? Find out in “Star Date”, a steamy Trekkie geek romance.

Book Cover of Star Date by Y. M. Nelson

Cinnamon-Roll Heroes and Strong complex Heroines


Y. M. Nelson’s books feature strong complex heroines and cinnamon roll heroes with Crunchy Beta exteriors. And don’t forget witty banter to keep them from falling in love too fast. What’s too fast, anyway?

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Stand-in cover for THE ACCIDENTAL SWIPE by Y. M. Nelson. Book coming soon.

Upcoming Book 1 of the Accidental series

The Accidental Swipe

Contemporary Romance Writers’ Stiletto Award Finalist

Fortune is a plus-sized, almost-forty bawse – except in her love life. Jason is a forty-year old business owner who’s jaded about his love life. When these two meet online in the most accidental way, will their love lives change?

Finalist badge-THE ACCIDENTAL SWIPE by Y. M. Nelson is a finalist in the 2022 CRW Stiletto Contest in the Unpublished division.