What genre is it anyway? Fifth stop: J.T. Wilson
The fifth stop on my Spirit Houses Lucky 13 blog tour is hosted by my good friend the inimitable J.T. Wilson, author of Cemetery Drive and Re-Vamp contributor, and sees me attempt to pigeonhole Spirit Houses…
What genre is it anyway?
As a writer I always get asked ‘what do you write?’ My default answer to that is ‘horror’, but it’s not strictly accurate. For a while I’d um and ah and hide behind the big golfing umbrella of ‘speculative fiction’ until I got fed-up explaining to people what that actually meant and tired of the ‘well, that’s a bit pretentious’ expression that would inevitably cross people’s faces, if they didn’t just look confused.
How do I describe my work, though? Magic realism? Urban fantasy? All of the above?
I’m having a real issue with categorising my novel Spirit Houses. Even filling in the ISBN form I agonised for a good half-hour on what to put in the ‘genre’ box. It just doesn’t fall neatly into any specific genre.