“Jack of all trades, master of none”
Variety is the spice of life”
As an author, I suffer from an identity crisis. Most successful authors these days write in one genre or subgenre. Sue Grafton carved a career in mystery/suspense from A-Z … well at least to “Y.” Diana Crosby and Katherine Ashe are the queens of the historical. The duo of Morgan O’Neill excel at time travel.
Is it any surprise that since I love to read a variety of genres that I would write them? My novels run the gamut, from contemporary, historical, paranormal, suspense, time travel and, currently Christian Speculative fiction.
This is good, in that I never get bored and follow my muse. It’s bad because it’s difficult to create an identity and build a readership. Readers tend to stick with one genre, subgenre or series.
My novels have a common thread and I’ve branded them as “unlocking the barriers to love.” Each novel explores the difficulties of finding happily ever when faced with barriers like race, economics, species, employment and time periods. Of course, my hero and heroine overcome the barriers and find their bliss.
Being a multi-genre, single-title author has its own obstacles. Yet, with each new title I am breaking barriers. My imagination has no walls. Perhaps, readers who seek variety with a similar voice and theme, will relate.
My latest in the most unique. “Afterlife” is a new genre for me, Christian Speculative Fiction/Science Fiction. It isn’t about breaking the barriers to love, but breaking the barriers between Heaven and Earth and Good versus Evil. I’m breaking down my own barriers with this novel.