More and more writers are branching out into writing multiple genres to supplement their income and keep their own interest levels up. But how easy is it to switch from one writing style to another without causing confusion to yourself and your readers? Jenny Moore and Kate Poels not only write adult thriller / cosy crime but are also both successful children’s authors under the Maverick publishing label. Is it necessary to change your name? How do you promote yourself to two very different readerships, and what key differences and similarities are there in writing for very different markets?
Jennifer is a writer of two halves, juggling funny children’s books and psychological thrillers for adults. She’s the author of six middle grade books published by Maverick Arts Publishing (writing as Jenny Moore), including the new Emba Oak fantasy series, plus a picture book and over twenty Early Readers. She also has a Victorian pirate middle grade adventure published with New Frontier Publishing. Her psychological thrillers The Woman Before and The Wilderness Retreat are published by HQ Digital, Harper Collins. Jennifer was the first UK winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Competition and was previously shortlisted for the Greenhouse Funny Prize. She has over a hundred short story and poetry publications to her name, across five continents, with credits including The Guardian, Mslexia, The Fiction Desk and Short Fiction.