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Switching Genres — Can it hurt your author brand?

I asked for blog topic suggestions on twitter yesterday, and one of our readers posed the following (paraphrased): There’s the idea of author brand and books readers expect from that author. But what happens if the author wants to write in a new genre? As a YA author who debuted with a sci-fi/dystopian trilogy and is following up those three books with a historical fiction stand-alone, I find this topic incredibly fascinating. Yes, I’m changing genres, […]

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Genre Mashing

There are a million reasons I love writing and reading YA, but one of the things I’m constantly grateful for is the freedom of genre. When you want to buy a YA book—or you’ve written one—you know you can find it in the YA section of the bookstore. Contemporary? YA section. Magic realism? YA section. Urban fantasy? YA section. Science fiction? YA section. Dystopian romance with hints of fairy tale set on a second Earth? […]

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