Jennifer Chance is joining us with her rockin' new release, ROCK IT. Please give her a warm welcome!
Switching it Up—changing genres
Thank you for hosting me today, Crystal! As some readers may know, Rock It isn’t my first published book. I’ve also written a series of Young Adult historical novels – books that are COMPLETELY different from the Rule Breakers series. Where the Rule Breakers are fun, sexy contemporary romances focusing on the lives and loves of young new-or-near college grads in Boston, my Young Adult books are about a group of spies in Queen Elizabeth I’s court. So, seriously… you would have to work pretty hard to be more dissimilar.
Since writers are always looking for new challenges, however, it’s perhaps not surprising that I’ve tried my hand at two such different genres as historical young adult spy novels and contemporary new adult romances. So that begs the question: in writing these books, what have been the challenges and surprises along the way? Here are the top five!
1. Action vs. Romance