Skip to comments.Amish Romance Meets Teen Vampire Fiction
Posted on 03/28/2010 9:07:56 AM PDT by mattstat
In a Books-A-Million in Lakeland, Florida I happened down an entire row, yards and yards long, of Amish Romances, a genre I had heard of but scarcely believed existed. Each book featured a bonneted woman staring pensively into the middle distance, her face hovering over a farm on which a horse and buggy are seen driving away.
But to get to that row, I had to pass through an aisle of Teen Fictionhundreds more titles, each evidently staring a vampire-as-superhero-slash-seducer, Twilight style.
As I thought about the popularity of all these books, it hit me: a new genre, which must be a publishing sensation.
And so I preview for you today, the opening scene of my forthcoming novel: Lancaster Countys Dark Secret.
Jacob Burkholder glanced at his schedule and double-checked the room number for his first period Biology class. The teacher was Mister Harding, who, rumor had it, was Harrisburg Highs easiest A.
Jacob needed a soft class because this was his first semester in an actual, public school. One that was more than just one room and shared by children of all ages, that is.
This was because young Jacob was Amish. He was sixteen, out living among the English on his rumspringa, the time of youthful rebellion where Amish young men and women decide if they want to remain part of the fold or forever leave it behind. Whether they would accept the Baptism or renounce the Order and be forever sworn to secrecy. ...
(Excerpt) Read more at wmbriggs.com ...
I’m waiting for a novel to come out about a teen who morphs into an angel and goes about inpiring other teens to become the best that they can be in their lives and to contrbute all that is good, true and beautiful to our country and the world.
If that doesn't work, then with a bit of tweaking he could surely turn it into a Bestselling HUMOR selection?
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