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Friday, May 21, 2010
What's My Take on Paranormals?
Like, Jenny I am a big fan of realistic fiction and that is what I've mostly gravitated to my whole life. I will admit that I've never read any book from the Twilight series or Harry Potter. There are just so many books on my reading list and those were not on my top. I certainly might read and (love) them someday but for now I have plenty of other books on my nightstand that I'm dying to dig into.
I will say that this past year I have read three paranormal books and really LOVED them all. First was Jeri Smith-Ready's Wicked Game, Carrie Ryan's Forest of Hands and Teeth and Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver. They were all so well written and it's the characters that really drew me in.
Also, the manuscript, Graveyard Shift, that I just completed is what I call a reality-bending book. It is set in the real world but has one element that deals with spirits. I had so much fun writing this book because I loved being able to stay in the real world and just bend the rules slightly.
I'm a strong believer in write what you love and love what you write! There are certainly plenty of books out there for all different interests. So happy reading!