What Are Your Favorite Book Genres?

The month of May is all about readers on JPC Allen Writes. I’ll be discussing all kinds of bookish topics. So today I’m asking what are your favorite book genres? If you’ve visited my site very often, you know that my #1 favorite genre is mystery. But there are many subgenres under mystery. I love… Continue Reading →

Why I Love Short Stories

I don’t remember when I fell in love with short stories. Must have been early, in junior high or high school. As a mystery fan, I know mysteries have a long, proud short story tradition–the first mysteries were short stories written by Edgar Allan Poe. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote four novels featuring Sherlock Holmes… Continue Reading →

Author Interview with C.S. Wachter

So happy to have an author interview with C.S. Wachter. Welcome back, C.S.! Why do you choose to write speculative fiction for young adults rather than adults? I write for both audiences. My epic fantasy series, The Seven Words, is “adult” only in that it has some dark scenes. In a classic struggle of light… Continue Reading →

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