Hey there! I’m sharing the transcript (almost but not exactly word-for-word) of my latest episode of my Rambling Prose YouTube channel.
On this episode I discuss very briefly the background of how I got into the urban fantasy genre and give 3 quick tips for those who want to write the genre as far as how the market currently stands. I am a YouTube newb so the quality will get better as time goes on. If you find my videos helpful, please click subscribe, like, and share on social media. Thanks so much!
Hi, and welcome back to another episode of Rambling Prose. I’m Kasey Mackenzie, author of the Shades of Fury series for Penguin Random House under their Ace imprint and I’m represented by Ginger Clark at Curtis Brown. Please check out my Phoenix on the Rise series – I’ll pop the links where you can find it below. I write mostly urban fantasy and paranormal romance, but I do also write fantasy, science fiction, and romance.
Today, though, we’re going to focus on urban fantasy, which is my absolute favorite genre to read and write. Don’t get me wrong, I love many other genres, too—but this one definitely holds the keys to my heart. At its simplest, urban fantasy mixes magic and the real world. It has its roots going back to ancient mythology, when cultures all around the world looked to explain the inexplicable natural phenomena around them in a way they could understand. I will often describe what I write to those completely unfamiliar with the genre as Harry Potter written for an adult audience. Now don’t go getting the pitchforks and mobs. It’s completely okay that many of us adults also enjoy Harry Potter! It’s just something that even people who don’t read fantasy are pretty familiar with.(more…)