Tuesday, August 27, 2013

I Write Epic Urban Fantasy with a New Adult Literary Romance Horror Edge

Confused by what makes New Adult different than Young Adult? Contemporary Fantasy v. Urban Fantasy? Well, you're not alone.

I recently had the pleasure of attending a book launch for Sarah M. Eden held at the King's English bookshop.

Aside from the terrific address Sarah made to throngs of adoring fans, and the delicious authentic Irish cuisine (no, there was no haggis, besides, that's a Scottish dish), I had the opportunity to mingle with other like-minded folk. 

During this mingling, I got into a conversation regarding the differences between urban fantasy and contemporary fantasy. I read a fair bit of both but tend to write contemporary. Not only is it good to know what constitutes one genre over another so you can speak to a particular ilk, as a writer, you have to know your audience if you want anyone other than your mom to read your books. That starts by knowing your genres.

The fine people over at Book Country have created an interactive map to help you navigate the more than sixty genres of literature. Credit goes to Lisa Mangum for sharing this groovy resource.

Click here and wander/wonder no more.

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