On the Dangers of Following a Multi-Genre Author

I write in many formats.

  • Flash fiction
  • Short stories
  • Novellas
  • Novels.

I also write in many different genres, though they all fall under the umbrella of speculative fiction. That doesn’t mean I won’t tiptoe from underneath this umbrella, either.

So far, I’ve written:

  • Monster horror
  • A paranormal tale, specifically with ghosts
  • Zombie fiction with a dash of dramedy
  • A modern fairy tale
  • A very soft science fiction story mixed with mystery
  • A vampire romance
  • A supernatural sleuth mystery series
  • A novella that blends time travel with suspense and a coming of age story
  • A dystopian novella, with elements of magical realism
  • A horror comedy

The stories simmering in my subconscious explore even more genres: folk horror, grimdark fantasy, time travel fiction, rural noir… Can you tell I get bored?

Part of the fun of writing for me isn’t just telling a story, but matching an idea to the genre most suited to it. Or, writing in one genre but adding in elements of another. Or mixing two genres together.

If you’d like to follow my work, be prepared for such genre switching and mixing, but you can also expect the following from each and every story:

  • One word: suspense.
  • Something dark, lurking below the surface.
  • An exploration of the depths human experience and relationships.
  • To be scared half to death and cry in the same story.
  • Rural or small town settings.
  • Female characters who are child-free by choice.
  • Sympathetic villains.
  • Outcasts, eccentrics, and characters who shatter the boxes others have built for them.
  • Clean, simple prose that doesn’t waste your time.

And, of course, I always try–first and foremost–to tell you a good story.

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