Monday, March 14, 2011

Guest - Sayde Grace

Good morning all! Author Sayde Grace is visiting today with a very interesting post on writing cross genre.  Sayde is also offering a copy of her book, Untamable, to one lucky reader so make sure you read on to find out that can be you ;-) Enjoy!

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Is it Embarrassing to Be a Trekkie?

From the time I began writing I wanted to cross genre’s. I love blending the things that appeal to me into one story. For the most part I love writing about cowboys. I have a background in rodeo and equine industries so writing about those things comes naturally to me. But every once in awhile I really enjoy letting my imagination run wild and writing the crazy tales that it comes up with. Recently I was contracted by Siren Publishing for two of my wild imagination creations. One was my latest release Untamable, a werewolf story, and another was my paranormal story, Voodoo, I Do. Both stories dive into a world within our world. These stories have to keep some sort of reality. During the process of editing and sending Siren information about myself, I was asked to tell my readers a few things that they don’t already know about me. Well, my imagination finally broke free of his constraints and told the world that I love Star Trek! That’s right folks, I’m a Trekkie.

For years I’ve watched every episode that comes on of the show late at night. I can’t help it. Something about the show calls to me. I was kinda embarrassed to admit that I am a Trekkie. Is that wrong? I don’t know, but what I’ve found is that since I came out of the “Trekkie Closet”, a lot of my friends have too. 

Now, I don’t know that I will ever break bad and go to a Star Trek convention in full costume, but how fun would that be? For me, I love the fact that as a writer, writing sci-fi can open so many worlds. It can also allow a huge amount of freedom. By building a world in the sci-fi realm a writer can bring their wildest imaginations to reality, well paper reality that is. As a reader I love reading stories that are based with our own beings but placed far out there, way out of the realm of my everyday life. Science fiction holds that appeal to me. 

If you like science fiction, why? And if not, why the heck not? And are you embarrassed to admit you like science fiction? For one lucky commenter I’ll be giving away a copy of my latest release, Untamable.

Thanks all

Sayde

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About Sayde

A native of South Alabama Sayde Grace was raised among the cotton fields and dirt roads of the south. She has a deep love and appreciation for the rural communities and uses her experiences of small town life in her books. A lifelong story teller, Sayde  began writing full time two years ago and has written five full length manuscripts which range from romantic suspense to young adult and even erotica. In each of her five books she uses her experiences in farming, ranching, or rodeoing to make the story setting believable. Growing up in the equine and cattle industry have given her a behind the scenes knowledge of the industry.

     Sayde is currently enjoying and loving life in beautiful South Alabama with her husband and two young children. She is published with The Wild Rose Press for two novella’s and working on a third.

You may also follow Sayde for daily updates on http://www.twitter.com/saydegrace/

8 comments:

Jacqueline Seewald said...

I like cross genre fiction, both read it and write it. The old "formula" romances don't cut it for me. Nothing wrong with combining romance and sci-fi, etc.

Victoria said...

I like sci-fi but I'm more a paranormal reader.

Anonymous said...

Hey Sayde!

Big wave. I love it all. Have to say I've always loved Star Trek, but only the originals. Lol.

I'm waiting for you to cross some of your yummy cowboys with SciFi. :)

Candi Wall

SiNn said...

i love when generas get crossed and id have to say I love something new and fresh so this is always up my ally adding you to my wish list ty for posting

Patricia Green said...

Good post, Sayde. Crossing genres is becoming more and more popular as the industry grows and more publishers (mostly ePublishers) get into the market. When you look at current trends, you notice that romance is combined with nearly everything possible. My own last two books were sci-fi romance, but when I first started writing that kind of stuff, it was very much a cross-genre endeavor. I think current opportunities for writers and readers are much better than they used to be.

Sayde Grace said...

Thanks so much for everyone stopping by and commenting!

Patricia, I can't wait to start my new sci-fi project now!!

SiNn, I love reading stories with blended genres too!

Candi! Big wave back!!! I'm making my men cowboys in the sci fi story just for you!!


Victoria, I love paranormal too!! I read alot of different genres but always come back to paranormal. Something about alpha wolves :O

Jacqueline, its funny how things evolve especially romance :)

annalisa said...

I love cross genre romanace fiction. I read all kinds but paranormal is my favorite.

Also, I loved watching the original Star Trek episodes. I was 14 years old when it first aired in 1966 and each week I looked forward to seeing it. It seems hard to believe it's been 44 years since it premiered on tv! :)

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Sayde Grace said...

Hi all! Thanks so much for commenting! The winner for the copy of Untamable is Candi Wall. thanks so much everyone!

Sayde