Margie started this round of the blog chain with this FANTASTIC question:
How did you come to write your YA genre (e.g. contemp, fantasy, etc.)? AND (yep, it’s a 2 parter), if you weren’t writing that, what genre would you be interested in exploring?
I didn’t start out writing YA paranormal. When I first joined Novel Clique (a critique group) eons ago I thought I was a horror writer. Anyone who knows me can tell you how silly that is, not that I can’t write a spooky story. Who doesn’t like a good ghost story? One of my critique partners told me I wrote romance. That made me think she was silly, but over the years I’ve slowly come to admit she may have had a point. My stories are the mushy or spicy kind — not that there’s anything wrong with it — but they do tend to have a lyrical feeling to them and there’s usually a love interest or unrequited love. I really, really enjoy reading YA paranormal. So, I decided to gi ve it a try and loved it.
I’d also like to explore quiet horror or a thriller. Maybe I’ll give it a try in short story form.
Be sure to check out lbdiamond’s blog from Sunday.