I sometimes feel like a writer without a genre, although I think I’ve finally found a home with the Cozy Mystery crowd. However, when it comes to actually posting my e-books on the publishing sites, that’s where I can have some trouble. When I try to explain it people tend to get confused. There’s a reason for that.
Be prepared, this is going to get complicated.
You see I'm a Christian and I write mysteries, but the sites where I post my e-books do not have a Christian mystery section, or even a Cozy Mystery Section come to think of it. There is only a mystery section or a Christian Fiction section. I do write mysteries, but they are not murder mysteries and even most cozy mysteries are murder mysteries. Also, the mystery and thrillers are grouped together, but my books aren’t scary. Due to the titles of my books some people think I write paranormal stories, but the plot lines are similar to the Old Scooby Doo cartoons where the ghosts, monsters, etc. were fake so that’s not right. They are humorous, but they are not humor books. Since I am a Christian and my books are fiction you would I would fit there, but the nearest category is General and I write mysteries. That means we’re back to the mystery and thriller thing…and I covered all of this already.
Story of my life, I just don’t seem to be easily slotted. Of course, 1 Peter 2:9 (Old King James version of the Bible) does say that Christians are a peculiar people. The definition of peculiar is 1. Unusual or eccentric; odd, 2. Distinct from all others, 3. Belonging distinctively or primarily to one person, group, or kind; special or unique: So maybe that’s not such a bad thing.
So to be clear, just in case I confused you, which I probably did, I write Christian Cozy Mysteries where no one dies, there’s nothing paranormal or thrilling is going on, and they are humorous. There. That sounded almost logical. Kind of.
Now if I can just convince one of the publishing sites to add a Christian Humorous Non-Murder Cozy Mystery Section, I'm set.
On second thought, maybe you should just check for the titles instead. I have links!
However, I am curious, do you do you other writers have trouble fitting in as well? And readers, do you have trouble finding the types of books you like? If not, it's me.