I just finished reading one of my all-time favorite authors. She's on my auto-buy whenever she has a new release. And although, the plot grabbed me, her characters were great, I felt like she was straddling the genre between her old category romances and her widely successful branch into mainstream stardom.
Which got me to thinking. If you try different genres, are you careful not to let one genre or the other interfold? I'm thinking about authors like Jayne Ann Krentz. Writing historicals, futuristics and women's fiction. I would love to know how she does it.
I have a favorite historical author who writes thrillers. Although I love her historical voice, I easily can resist her thrillers.
What do you think? If you have an author you love, would you follow them to the ends of the bookstore? Or, like me, are you noticing the difference?