Yes there is and I'm in it!!! I am known for my dark horror but I am writing a new novel, first in a series, and it's about cats! It's funny and serious too--not a children's book and I'm enjoying writing it. However! I have to still market my horror novels.
Sometimes, I've just written a chapter and then I need to tweet something horrific. Some quote from one of my 8 horror books. It's a shock to my nervous system. I don't think of the new work as having left my 'comfort zone' because horror isn't comfortable or at least mine isn't.
It's just so different! It is a fantasy and has supernatural elements but it's not dark horror.
I came to a fork in the road while trying to recover from my husband's sudden death two years ago. I was afraid it was a dead end, that I couldn't continue to write. But that was before a certain kitten came into my life. I began watching her and noting what makes her tick. That did it. It was the best inspiration I've ever had to write. It lifted me from the deep, dark abyss his death had pushed me into. It really did.
Writing is such a learning experience. We write because we have to--and what we write is reflective of what we are, what has made us that way, what we've lived through and where we are headed. I might have always believed that, but by experience, I have learned it!
Still, it's not easy, this change--and that's pretty hellish when I'm marketing my horror books!
But the cats help as does their story. As all my characters do, they are talking to me and that helps a lot.