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I write new adult fiction but most call it mummy porn

OPINION: While you're reading this column, I'm down in bustling Sydney, madly signing books at an event launching my latest novel.

I have had a few people get in touch with me recently and ask what it is I write when I'm not having fun sharing my thoughts with this column.

So for those of you who are interested to know, I write "new adult fiction".

But most people would refer to it as "mummy-porn".

I always find it funny when it's called that because I don't see it to be all that out-of-the-ordinary.

If you have come to hear me talk at the university, library or the few writing groups that I have been a guest speaker at, you would've heard me explain that not only is this genre growing with a massive following, but it is actually a natural part of romance - the sex, that is.

More and more readers are willing to push the envelope with their reading, and the introduction of Kindles and other eBook readers has made it easier to read books that were once seen as a little taboo or risque.

Through these books, modern woman feel emancipated with the discovery of reading stories that can take them away from their every-day goings-on.

We all know the story of the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. As much as people may moan and groan about those books, they out-sold the Bible at one point, so that has to account for a shift in society.

The tables have now been turned on large publishing houses who no longer hold the monopoly over what books are released.

The different sub-genres within the new adult fiction means that readers get double the bang for their buck.

The current trends always seem to change, but there is always one theme that's present in them all - love.

Where I'm launching my book is a sold-out book-signing event with hundreds of women (and some brave men) in attendance to meet their favourite romance authors from around the world.

It was a real honour to be invited to attend.

I have also been asked before whether paperback books will one day become obsolete and I can happily say the answer to that is no.

My books are all available online and the Hervey Bay library holds all of my books to borrow.

Author T.J. Hamilton's latest book is Death's Shadow.
Author T.J. Hamilton's latest book is Death's Shadow. Contributed

 

Topics:  author book launch opinion signing t.j. hamilton trish hamilton



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