Whose Fantasy Is This Anyway? Part 1

Whose Fantasy Is This Anyway? Part 1: The Challenge This is the first of a five part series about authors navigating fantasy’s many overlapping subgenres. Fantasy authors face a challenge: ensuring that potential readers know which subgenre(s) their work fits into. For better or worse, book buyers’ purchasing decisions, particularly for lesser-known authors, are driven … Continue reading Whose Fantasy Is This Anyway? Part 1

Book Writing – Advantages of Genre Mashups

My latest novel, The Lords of Powder ( https://amzn.to/2IdGduy  ), meshes (or mashes) together three distinct genres: modern fantasy, historical fiction, and action/adventure. Leveraging motifs from several genres allows the author to imbue The Lords of Powder with contrast. It also provides the flexibility to address diverse themes all in one story. Primarily, the novel intends … Continue reading Book Writing – Advantages of Genre Mashups