Thursday, June 26, 2014

A Picture's Worth A Thousand Words

Homegrown Fiction


One of the hardest things for me to do as a writer is describe what my books are. What other books do I compare them to? What genre do they fit into?

I don't know.

As best I can tell, I write contemporary fiction, but what does that mean?

I'm not sure.

After writing The Night Train, I came up with the slogan, Vampire-Free Fiction! (the exclamation point is part of the slogan, not the sentence conveying it). I had fun with it. Even designed a display card that garnered more than a few positive comments at book signings and speaking engagements. The idea came from my belief that the market had become overly saturated with vampires and zombies. Bookshelves dripped vampires and zombies. My kids loved them.

A few weeks ago I set out to come up with a new slogan. Something equally fitting, yet something that hinted at what my books are, instead of what they are not.

Enter, Homegrown Fiction.