Okay...something popped into my brain that has me thinking. Yeah...scary, I know. A fellow writer and crit partner, Patricia Woodside has a wonderful interview on her blog with author Francis Ray. She began her career published in writing confession stories and transitioned into series romance. She's also had a romantic suspense selected as a made-for-T.V. movie on BET. BUT that's not all...mainstreamwomen's single title, novellas, historicals and Christian fiction.
Wow! I know that maybe, or I should say WHEN I am published and I've grown tremendously in my abilities...I wouldn't mind being a multi-genre published author. My question is though...
If you had a favorite author like Ms Ray, would you snap up everything she has ever written? Regardless of the genre? My opinion is...yes ma'm. Why not? I have such eclectic tastes and if I enjoyed an author's voice, I would love to read anything they wrote. I've got a couple of favorites like that...ya know...La Nora. Linda Lael Miller is another. She's not nearly as multi-faceted as some because her stories mostly have Western themes...and I love my cowboys. It's just that some of them are historicals, others may be contemporary and may occasionally have a hint of paranormal features.
If you didn't care for a particular genre...would you read it because you enjoyed a certain author?