I have written about this topic before. If you'd like to read my previous post on Indies Unlimited, you can check it out here.
The post generated quite a bit of discussion among other writers, most of them saying that writing in multiple genres is completely fine.
But I want to know what readers think.
You see, as an author, I don't want to get trapped into only writing one genre. I'm happy playing with YA at the moment. I love it actually, but I have some adult stories up my sleeve that I hope to write one day. Also, within YA, I have a plethora of stories I'd like to write ranging from paranormal/fantasy through to contemporary and some action/thrillers. I can promise my readers that no matter what genre my story falls into, it will always have a strong romantic element running through it, be fast paced and filled with lots of dialogue.
As a reader, I quite like it when authors branch out and try new things, as long as they don't lose their voice too much.
As a reader, do you mind if an author strays into different genres? Or do you prefer knowing that when you reach for a book by a particular author that you will get exactly what you expect?
I'm fascinated by what people think about this and I would love it if you could leave your opinion in the comments section.