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?
1) My first novel was a fairy tale type number set in the past (like 600 years ago). So it had historical and fantasy elements with sorcerers, werewolves, an evil prince, and a reluctant heroine. (Gosh, I STILL love that story, but it was a bit of a monstrosity, LOL!) As I built a support network of writerly buds, I found a great deal of them wrote YA fiction. I was quite taken with the concept (I’d read a fair bit of YA too), so I gave it a whirl. LOVE IT!!!! I have kept the fantasy, paranormal, and even dystopian elements, but my characters are a bit younger now. 😉
2) I would love to explore the historical genre more, as well as science fiction. I’d have to do A LOT of research though…like A. LOT. Also, I’m not sure if I could pull off contemporary, but that would be fulfilling endeavor should I give it a shot.