Today I'd like to talk about something near and dear to my heart - authors switching genres and hearing whether or not you take the journey with them.
I always thought that if I detoured out of the fantasy/science fiction worlds I loved to live in, then I would do so using a pen name. I also never had a story strong enough to write so it wasn't something that I really had to address.
I am currently working on an adult contemporary (sweet) romance. The first book is nearly complete and there are a total of three planned for this particular series. It's no secret that contemporary is popular, and in fact, I pretty much missed that new adult CR bubble. But for good reason - I didn't have a story to tell (more about that later). So now that I've made the leap into a completely separate genre with no fantasy, magic, supernatural creatures, or post-apocalyptic worlds, I wondered if I should use a pen name.
And this is what I ultimately decided:
I did not want to carry on two separate personas, social media accounts, emails, etc. Plus, I may just find a totally different audience that would eventually love to live in a world filled with mermaids, witches, and cambions. So ONE MORE BREATH (Book One of The Georgia Girl Series) will be published under AMBER GARR (at some point) and I will officially become a cross-genre author.
So what do you think? Do you follow authors into other genres? Comment below and be entered to win an ebook of your choice for my #HumpDayGiveaway.