Since it’s been a slow week, I thought maybe I’d start a new series of posts aimed at getting to know each other better. My dream is that this site will not only become a great resource for you all, but a place to foster friendships among writers. To that aim, I’m throwing out my first Getting To Know You question. I’d like to get a feel for the group as a whole, so I’d like to know what genre you usually write, and which genres you usually prefer to read. Hope you’ll take a minute to reply. I’ll go first.
1. I write Romantic Suspense, some of which has some paranormal aspects. (Ghosts, The Sight, Appalachian/Celtic legends like the Black Dog), and some which does not…but which might have even scarier aspects, considering the shocking cruelty of human nature, from time to time.
2. I read everything, but in recent years have been particularly enjoying all the great Urban Fantasy out here. My favorite UF series is The Dresden Files. My favorite authors, overall, include Daphne du Maurier (NOT a UF writer, for those too young to know her work), Marisa de los Santos for sheer lyrical romance, Dean Koontz for the truly scary, Edgar Allan Poe, for the infinitely macabre, Lee Child, for creating the force of nature known as Jack Reacher, Terry Pratchett for making me laugh so hard at the Wee Free Men, Neil Gaiman for a delicious Creep Factor, Maggie Stiefvater for making YA disturbingly dark and profound, and Jim Butcher, Ilona Andrews, Kim Harrison, Rob Thurman, Rachel Caine, and many, many more, for making Urban Fantasy so much fun. And oh yeah, Larry Correia, for making it so very, very kick-ass!
Your turn. Share as much as you like. You’re among friends!