Returning guest blogger Sunny Frazier, whose first novel in the Christy Bristol Astrology Mysteries, Fools Rush In, received the Best Novel Award from Public Safety Writers Association, offers some suggestions to today’s emerging genre authors.
By the time this blog is posted, I will have returned from a trip to Southern California to speak to junior college students at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut (the largest junior college in the country). This is my 5th visit to the campus. I’m to lecture on genre fiction, do a workshop on platform building and take pitch sessions for Oak Tree Press (I’m acquisitions editor).
How did I find myself in the position of educator? Oddly enough, it started because I rejected the creative writing teacher’s mystery. Too literary, I said, give me a few corpses. Instead, he gave me an invitation to speak to the…
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