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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Author Insight: Trying a new genre

If you tried your hand at any other genre, what would it be?

"I always figure that when I’m old I’ll write a scandalous memoir, for reasons of revenge, mostly." - Amy Kathleen Ryan, author of Glow.

"Sci-Fi. I'm a geek at heart and I would love to write something like a Battlestar Galactica (the revamped version) with a cool female character like Starbuck." - Brodi Ashton, author of Everneath.

"I’m addicted to YA, so that’s a tough question. But I would also love to write science-fiction serials – things like Star Trek and Star Wars and Doctor Who, those massive conglomerates with such a huge fanbases that they almost don’t care who writes their characters, so long as they do it well. And I’d do it because I’m a fangirl myself, and I simply would love the chance to have my name under the official 'Star Trek' et. al. label, and contribute to these huge, exciting universes." - Anna Sheehan, author of A Long, Long Sleep.

"I'd love to try my luck with a detective novel. I think tackling something so story driven while keeping it tied closely to characters would be fun and a challenge. The genre also seems to allow for a lot of experimentation." - Jeff Hirsch, author of The Eleventh Plague.

"Steampunk. I see steam-powered corsets and ominous airships…what’s not to love?" -Teresa Flavin, author of The Blackhope Enigma.

"I'd love to be able to write murder mysteries or old fashioned stand alone suspense novels. I've tried but never succeeded." -Susan Beth Pfeffer, author of Blood Wounds.

"Definitely romance. I’d love the chance to write lots of steamy, swoony scenes and not be afraid to overdo them a little. And then the fun of getting all flustered in the process…ahhh!" - Jennifer Castle, author of The Beginning of After.

"Middle grade, which is close to YA but with a very different voice. I just connect to that time in my life more than any other." - Melissa Walker, author of Small Town Sinners.

"I've got a few other genre stories that I'm working on. One contemporary, one historical, a couple of paranormals, and I'm actually intrigued by a couple of adult novel ideas I have. I'm sure it's because I read everything! And, I can't imagine being stuck in a corner!" - Julia Karr, author of XVI.

"That’s a great question because I just wrote a realistic contemporary story called The Last Dance." - Kiki Hamilton, author of The Faerie Ring.

"Well, I am actually am in the middle of trying my hand at a new genre right now! I'm working on a time travel/ghost story middle grade. This is all new to me. I just read a huge pile of time travel/ghost story middle grades to get into the groove (and know what's already been done)." - Jaclyn Dolamore, author of Between the Sea and Sky.

Stop by Thursday to find out what genre the rest of
the authors would like to try!
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