My friend Amy is the host for Faith 'n Fiction Saturday. She poses the questions and we try to answer them. If you're interested, check it out here.
Today's topic is:
Christian fiction is growing as a market, but there are still many unexplored storylines and under-represented genres. What issues or ideas would you like to see tackled from a Christian worldview? Or, what setting would you like to see? Which genres would you like to see more books?
I have been blown away by the diversity in Christian Fiction; it seems to me that everything possible to be covered has been covered. There's even a newly emerging category called "edgy" Christian Fiction. Think of Stephen Baldwin's book containing adult situations and profanity!
Teen fiction or Young Adult fiction is blossoming too. I've recently read and reviewed a science fiction about moving in and out of time (Out of Time by Paul McCusker), a thriller about blood diamonds (Diamonds in the Shadow by Caroline B. Cooney--scheduled to post March 17th), and today's review about a contemporary teen handling her mentally challenged sister (Just Another Girl by Melody Carlson).
Christian thrillers and suspense novels are my favorite genre and a good many are written by women as well as men. Think of Brandilyn Collins, Colleen Coble, and Terri Blackstock. However, men don't seem to write romance novels. That might be an interesting twist, although I think Christian Fiction is saturated with romance novels.
Maybe you can come up with some ideas for today's questions. I wait to hear from you.