11.33: Crossover Fiction, with Victoria Schwab

Victoria Schwab, who also writes as V.E. Schwab, joined us in Phoenix to talk about crossover fiction—in this context the term means books that target a given demographic but which have a much broader appeal, or books which straddle the line between age demographics.

We discuss some good crossover examples, and how some of the boundaries work, and then we cover some of the techniques we use when writing crossover works.


Credits: this episode was recorded live at Phoenix Comic Con by Jeff Cools, and mastered by Alex Jackson


Write a story about a book that cannot be read until you are dead.

Ghost Talkers, by Mary Robinette Kowal, and also narrated by Mary

3 thoughts on “11.33: Crossover Fiction, with Victoria Schwab”

  1. Mary, I got your joke even though Brandon ran right over you. It was funny. “Is this a kissing book?” Is a line from The Princess Bride.

  2. Who is your audience? Every writer wants to know that, but then… can’t I get a few more, too? And now, dear author, you are trying for crossover fiction land! Yes, some books just refuse to stay pigeonholed, and some authors, and… Victoria Schwab and the frankenstein foursome (watch for the joints!) talk about how to do it! The transcript of that conversation is now available in the archives or over here


    Read all about it!

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