I'm a YA fan and reader failure, because I've only just discovered Maureen Johnson's blog. I might also give in to my impulses and pick up one of her books which I have been staring curiously at @ my local Borders bookstore, because she sounds like somebody I ordinarily enjoy reading. I'm behind the times!
I am not a Dan Brown hater, but I'm so tickled by her reading walkthrough of his The Lost Symbol.
I write many things that technically do not adhere to a specific genre - yet. Generally, they seem to have aliens, mages, hidden knights, chosen heroes, spaceships, dimensional barriers, warpholes, ghosts, spirit guides, and ball rooms. More or less.