Are you a thriller reader? Come join me on my new venture!
Have you heard the news? I have a new writing venture, and I'm so excited to tell you about it. I'm going to be dropping some huge publishing news soon, but for now, I'm answering questions about my venture into darkness...and into the thriller genre.
Why the thriller genre, and why now?
For me, writing has always been about telling the story that haunts me, that plagues me until it is told. For my first book, that story was Emma and Corbin's in Voice of Innocence. From there, so many couples and stories came to me, and I felt the need to tell those stories.
My first work in this darker genre wasn't something I consciously set out to do. It was a story that spoke to me, that haunted me, and that wouldn't let me go. In the next couple of months, you're going to learn all about this story and why it had such a powerful hold on me. I'll share with you how it came to be (which, true to Detwiler fashion, is a story in itself). And I'll tell you why this one meant so much to me that I was willing to go out on a limb in a completely different genre.
Certainly, I had my fears writing in a new genre. However, I've always encouraged my writing students at the high school to take risks, to go out on a limb, and to not be afraid to write something completely new. I finally decided to take my own advice when this story begged to be told.
And you know what? I found that I loved writing thriller. I found that I loved writing darker pieces. Most of all, I found that my goal with my romance writing fit in the thriller genre, perhaps even better: To show the realism in humanity, even if that realism isn't always pleasant.
My thrillers are about showcasing the dark realities of humanity. I want to underscore realism and the darkness that resides within everyone. I want to paint characters, scenarios, and scenes that ooze with depth and truth. Those are my goals in my thriller and, in actuality, in all of my writing.
I cannot wait to announce the title of my debut thriller and the amazing publishing company who is publishing it. Most of all, I can't wait for you to read my novel later this year and let me know what you think.
Do you have any questions for me? Leave them in the comments below. I'll be answering questions over the next few months. Also, be sure to join me on my new Facebook page to learn more about my thriller writing.
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