Taking Angels

Taking Angels
March 2013 Release

Monday, December 3, 2012

Tale of Two Series

Well, I've done it now...
I'm about to have two series out at the same time. That's a good thing, right?
Yes, that is a good thing, but there is some bad that comes with it as well.
Neither series is complete. I am not smart like some writers who release a series when all books in the series are complete. No, not me. I release my second series when my first series is right in the middle.
The Protector of Ter Chadain series has two books out and I am currently working on the 3rd.
Taking Angels, Book 1 of the Paranormal Romance series The Angel Crusades is due out in March 2013. This book I completed before publishing the first book of the Protector series.
So now I am in the great, yet precarious position of having two series out and in development at the same time.
To this point, it is manageable along with my day job as I write in the evenings and weekends, but the discipline it takes to stick with one book until it is finished before starting the next book of the other series has been a struggle.
With all the ideas for the other series begging to get out, I must push it aside and focus on the task at hand.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining. But I have a new respect for the old saying, "Be careful what you wish for."

Monday, November 19, 2012

What's in a Genre?

I must make a confession...I'm fickle when it comes to genre.
Over the past few months, I have been asked what genre I like. Seeing as how I have a ya epic fantasy series, everyone assumes that is what I read, but it isn't always the case. Naturally I love the genre I write in, but I find inspiration in many other genre as well.
I can honestly say that I can read any genre as long as the story has a strong plot and it is well written. I'm not kidding. I've read several paranormal romances, murder mysteries, of course fantasy but add into that urban fantasy and post apocalyptic fantasy, and have even taken on a chic lit, which I must say was written very, very well.
In all honesty, I might not have picked up some of those books if it weren't for knowing the authors on a personal basis, but in each and every case, I have enjoyed them in their own way.
So with my first paranormal romance thriller at my publisher and an urban fantasy waiting in the wings to join my epic fantasy, I say...don't put boundaries on my writing, because you might even find some Sci-fi slipping in before you know it.
What do you think? Should writers stick to one genre, or feel confident to cross genre and spread their writing around?