Monday, July 20, 2009

Urban Fantasy Trend Started by Stephenie Meyer Still Sizzles

Today's forecast for St. Peters, MO: Mostly sunny, high 81 degrees. Another gorgeous day in the Midwest!

Vampires and zombies and wolves, Oh My! We're definitely not in Kansas any more. Okay, I definitely need to work on my transitions, but here's the scoop.

According to Yahoo News article, "Women Sink their Teeth into Urban Fantasy Novels" , publishers including St. Martin's Press and Ace Books, an imprint of Penguin, are poised to react to the demand for urban fantasy novels. Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series--which has sold more than 50 million copies since its release in 2005--might have ignited the trend, but the trend still sizzles. Other authors such as P.C. Cast and her daughter Kristin, Alyson Noel, and Charlaine Harris are having their books snatched up readers with a thirst for (couldn't help myself) urban fantasy and paranormal romance novels.

Thanks to Amanda from http://www.saturdaywriters.org/ for e-mailing the article to me.

2 comments:

  1. Hello,Donna,
    It is a lovely day on this side of Missouri as well.Did you ever see it this cool in a Missouri July?
    I am pretty awkward at blogging but am trying. I am enjoying reading your posts (with weather report!), and I thought you might like to read what I put on today since it is about a writing book. You might already now about this book, but if not, it is a great read. claudia
    http://claudiapage-bookie.blogspot.com/

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  2. Hi Claudia,
    Thanks for stopping by today. I visited your blog, and it's great. The article today about your "discovery" at the Goodwill store put a smile on my face. Isn't it wonderful to find a bargain, especially if it's one that can help you as well as someone else.
    I hope visitors of Donna's Book Pub will take time to visit yours. Here's the link http://claudiapage-bookie.blogspot.com/

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