Although this blog heavily reflects my major interests in literary fiction, criticism and speculative fiction (sci-fi/fantasy/horror), I hope to make this a genre friendly place. Indeed, any person who is serious about Mormon literature needs to pay attention to the genres that dominant the field — romance, historical fiction, Young Adult fiction and (to a lesser extent) thrillers and mysteries.
This doesn’t mean that I won’t critically examine individual works or authors or that I will refrain from pointing out the limitations of a particular genre in representing the Mormon experience. I am, however, interested in why certain genres connect with certain segments of the Mormon audience, and I intend to treat that connection with respect. Above all, I hope to take a greater interest in these genres than I have in the past. In fact, I welcome reading suggestions.
I’m especially interested in signs that certain genres or authors are producing higher-quality or more innovative works and that publishers are becoming more sophisticated and interesting in how these works are marketed.
Have a review of or observation about Mormon genre fiction? See my submission guidelines.