When I was a freshman in high school, my seat in English class was right in front of the teacher. I always had a reading book, because who knew when there would be down time?
So Mr. Eck got in the habit of checking out what I was reading each day. About a month into the school year, he looked at me and said, “Miss Thompson, you are the most eclectic reader I’ve ever met.”
It’s true. On any given day, I might be deep in a historical romance, an urban fantasy, a post-apocalyptic YA thriller, a spiritual non-fic, a biography of a former Queen of England or an 18th century poet. . .you name it. To say I am not particular about the genre of my reading material is an understatement.
I guess that’s why I am not genre-specific when it comes to writing, either. I enjoyed writing The King Series, which are YA/New Adult urban fantasy, but I’m just as excited now to be writing an adult contemporary romance and a paranormal adult series.
At the moment, I am intrigued with new adult contemporary romance, having read a slew of really good ones. As always, I’m also drawn to paranormal, whether it is YA, new adult or adult.
The great thing about being so versatile is that I’m never bored, and there’s always another book to read. . .or write.