Cat Hartliebe’s First Meeting: Genre

Let’s get started on about posts. Posts to show a little bit about each of the published works. I’ve been meaning to do it. [First Meeting] is a collection of short stories. First Meeting II is coming along nicely. Assume that should happen sometime in the next two years.

First Meeting’s Genre

Urban Fantasy covers all of them (as written anyway).


First Meeting is very much Urban Fantasy. Every single story takes place in our world around this time (it’s a few years old now). When you inject fantasy elements into our current world you get urban fantasy.

Some may lean into another genre. William and the Snow would convert into epic fantasy if it was allowed to expand. Several more would switch into another genre over urban fantasy if fully given the proper length. But generally, this is urban fantasy.

Urban fantasy is considered a “soft fantasy” meaning for the most part it’s our world with fantasy elements. Hard fantasy would be a lot more of the story’s structure and existence being heavily within fantasy. My P.I.N.C. is more hard fantasy.

Other books like it? Hard to say. I don’t think I ever found a collection comparable. But if you pick up anything in urban fantasy you’ll find something similar within my work. Minus my style. I’m low on description. I’m more of a straight forward type. Flow exists, but I’m not flowy. Makes sense? I don’t see a story like a “typical reader”, so I don’t need description like most do. You can tell me what a character is wearing and I won’t see it and I’ll forget whatever you said within a few paragraphs. I only need the important stuff. A bright sparkly red dress probably isn’t it. So I don’t necessarily care and end up limiting description within my work.

You can buy the ebook or paperback of First Meeting on Amazon (US Kindle) (US Paperback).

If you have any specific questions about any of my books, let me know. I am always willing to talk about my work.


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