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website of author Paula Offutt
When a person calls themselves a ‘writer’ that really opens the door to a wide variety of ‘writing’. There is fiction and nonfiction, of course, but what I mean is ‘genre‘. For example, there are science fiction, fantasy, romance, historical fiction, mainstream, etc etc genres. THEN within each of the genres are other segments. For example, ‘hard’ science fiction vs ‘soft’ science fiction. Hard SF means that what happens in the book could possibly actually happen. Soft SF means that the current information available could not produce such events and some “suspension of belief” is expected.
So what genre do I fall into?
Of the projects I have going right now, I have a science fiction, a fantasy, and several romances. Ugh, romance? Yes, romance. But not just the usual ‘throbbing member’ type. I got womyn doin’ womyn in mine. In regular terms, that means I am writing lesbian romance and lesbian-themed science fiction and fantasy. Now, feel better just knowing, don’t you?
My debut novel, Butch Girls Can Fix Anything (romance), was released by Regal Crest Enterprises in January ’07. My second novel, To Sleep (science fiction), was released in 2013. Its sequel will be released in 2014. Meanwhile, there’s more “Butch Girl” books and a fantasy novel I am writing. Yes, I am eclectic in a lot of things in my life.
My current WIPs (works in progress) and their status:
For some of my stuff that is online, check the “Published Work” page. I have links to everything that is available there.