The problem is. THE PROBLEM IS. I feel like many of my stories are a mixture of several genres, stashed under the overarching theme of fantasy. (We're on the moon here, people. It doesn't get much more fantastic than that.) So how about I word-vomit a selection of my stories and tell you a little bit about the genres that are incorporated into their plots? Does that sound like fun? Maybe. Will that help clarify things? Probably not. Let's go.
At the moment, I feel like this story is shaping up to look as if Hayao Miyazaki had collaborated with me. I haven't really read any Neil Gaiman, but I feel like his horror-thriller sense of fantasy might be a close comparison. When I think of Adamantine, I get a sense of the hair-raisingly bizarre, an almost out of control fantasy. So if you are expecting very logical, precise, almost scientific fantasy, please leave that notion at the door. Buckle up and hug your teddy.
Is it dull to say Ampersand could be classed as a novelized history of Plenilune? You know me. For all my faults, I'm never dull, and Ampersand will not deviate from that standard. Here you will get a historical fictional fantasy drama. Yiss. I don't think I could pack much more into that genre description.
This novel I am definitely looking forward to, but I don't know how well it will be received. You can probably class this as a psychological thriller/mystery. I imagine if someone poured a can of gasoline down the rabbit hole and dropped a match in after it, it would look like this. Won't this be fun!
...has almost nothing to do with dogs. I've already finished the first draft of this novel, and my husband best described it as a kind of English country drama, but in Plenilune. If you like things that are bittersweet and you like your typical handsome Plenilunar cast, please hold while I tidy up this manuscript and glean enough money to self-publish it.
Another thriller, another social tangle, another novel whose reception is debatable. At present I'm calling this less fantasy, although it is Plenilunar; Talldogs is also not really a fantasy. I don't know the full scope of this story yet - probably I won't know until I'm done writing it - but here's a heads up to let you know that, like Lamblight, it is not going to be a comfy-cosy novel. I've always dealt with grit in my novels, even before they were worth consideration for publishing, but as the years have gone by I've honed my handle on them. For those of you who don't like a shock to be shocking, don't say I didn't warn you this time!