The reason why I write what I write.


KATE JACK'S BLOG

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As some of you may know, I write YA urban fantasy fiction; there are several reasons why I’ve adopted this genre as my own. Urban fantasy is a relatively new genre and one, though I do say it myself, I took to like a duck to water.

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I first came across it via Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden series and was immediately hooked.

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Apart from the setting, which of course has to be in a city, the freedom to involve whatever else I liked really appealed to me. In Jim Butcher’s case, the series is set in the real city of Chicago. The characters, however, range from humans to faeries, and everything in between, including vampires and pizza loving sprites. 

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The city in my first book is fictional, although loosely based on my home town of Liverpool. The characters range from humans to Elwyns (my name for elves), to Gangers, a…

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