Happy Happy Sunday! I know I’ve been posting here on the blog this week even though I’ve been at #RT17 in Atlanta but I haven’t gotten the chance to interact with comments… so I feel like I’ve been away from y’all too! I’ve missed you!!
While I was at the RT Booklovers’ Convention this week, I had the chance to attend some publisher spotlights. One of the things they discussed was TRENDS – what’s hot and what’s not.
What’s not hot anymore? Man Buns. And all the world rejoiced.
What is hot? Facial hair (specifically beards). Cowboys. Sports romances. Diversity (in all its forms). AMISH.
Now… keep in mind these were general market publishers. So their idea of diversity and mine look a bit different. But one thing I loved about that is the trend toward different body types. Curvy. Soft. Plump. However you want to label it, I’m thrilled to see the publishing world acknowledge that women who aren’t skinny and/or athletic deserve love stories too.
So now it’s your turn. What trends in fiction do you love? (any that you’ve observed, doesn’t have to be the ones I mentioned) And what do you want to see more of?