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As a writer, I've jumped around from one genre to another trying to find the right place for my voice. I began with romance, mostly because I read a lot of adult romance growing up and one of my favorite authors writes in that genre. But the more I experimented with the way I write, I seemed to gravitate toward Young Adult Paranormal, both in my writing and in my reading.
I love YA Paranormal Romance. Absolutely LOVE, LOVE it. Not so much the vampires, werewolves and Zombies, although I do have to admit one of my favorites is SHIVER, but I like the supernatural, mind bending, phychic kind of stuff. Here's a good example of this kind of writing. GREAT read, if you want to pick it up.
And, of course, adding a romantic element is always a plus for me.
I have found one teensy problem, however. I seem to balance that thin line between YA and Adult in my writing. I usually have one character around seventeen, but the rest are a year or two older. There's a category out there that doesn't get much publicity called NEW ADULT for ages 17 - 25 and I think that's where I really belong. It's a great crossover for college aged kids and my voice fits nicely there. But until it's more recognized, I'm happy writing YA.
What genre are you most comfortable writing in? What age group category?