Touched and Genre-Whiplash

Most of the stories in my fiction anthology Touched are either paranormal/fantasy with a touch of romance or action/thrillers with violence. I didn’t plan for it to be that way. I just wrote the stories as they came to me without regard to genre. Unfortunately, many readers who like one of these genres won’t like the other.  (By the way, more of the paranormal/supernatural ones are in the front of the book, and the action thriller stories are further into the book.)

If I continue writing more stories in both genres and end up with enough of each of these genres to do so, I plan to split the content into one of each type of book so readers won’t get genre-whiplash from story to story.

With Love,



About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 4 young grandsons. I manage a wealth management firm I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of 23 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and enjoying our small redwood grove and fern garden.
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2 Responses to Touched and Genre-Whiplash

  1. Probably a good idea to split them up. Congrats in writing so much! You must really love writing.

    • russtowne says:

      Thank you, Amanda. I write when I love to write and do other things I love nearly all of the rest of the time. I’m blessed to have so many things and people I love in my life and to have had the ability to create a lifestyle that enables me to what I want when I want the vast majority of the time.


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