EVEN STEVEN – A Book Without a Genre

When I started writing Even Steven I thought it would be about a man who tried to get even with God for killing his wife. When I finished writing the book, I had no idea what to think of it. I had purposefully smashed together elements of many genres in an attempt to do something out of the box. I’m very pleased that I have received several emails that question the books genre. I’m also humbled by the favorable reviews. See sample below.
“It would be hard not to like this book. It has mystery, witty humor, colorful characters, interesting story and a lot of originality. The story follows the paths of two couples from dating and marriage to death and despair. Steven and Hope are faced with the daunting task of raising their children after their spouses are taken from them. They meet in a small town called Apple and eventually marry out of necessity for their children. The unconventional family is surrounded by a town of quirky residents including the nasty man hating elementary school teacher focused on destroying Steven. I’m not sure what genre to classify it as because it is not like anything else I’ve read. I don’t know what else to say except I really liked this book.”

4 thoughts on “EVEN STEVEN – A Book Without a Genre

  1. Good for you. Although genre ambivalence may make some agents and publishers as nervous as gender ambivalence would a homophobe, boats were made to be rocked. In my opinion, anyway. 🙂

  2. This sound like an interesting read, have just liked it on Amazon.
    As writers we need to be more open, think out of the box. It is fun and set the standard.

    • It’s an interesting book, but I can’t even give it away. They few folks that read it seemed to like it. May be it will catch on some day – never know.
      Thanks for the comment!

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