For many years, Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings was the epitome of everything a story should be. It was a miracle when I read it as a teenager–that any story could be this good.
And while I never lost my affection for Professor Tolkien, as I grew I added other authors to my personal list of heroes. Patricia McKillip, Robin McKinley, Joy Chant, Diana Wynne Jones, Connie Willis, Roger Zelazny, Robin Hobb, Tim Powers, Guy Gavriel Kay, and Terry Pratchett are all authors whose power to give wings to their imagination enthralled me.
I’d like to publicly thank all the above authors for many a happy hour spent admiring their words.
I hope you enjoy mine, too.
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The Dragon and the Giant, excerpt from my upcoming California Trail Rose
Dragon Hoard, from Dragon Hoard and Other Tales of Faerie
The Hunt Is On, excerpt from my upcoming Snow White and the Civil War
Mr. Dunne and the Magic Nectar, excerpt from my upcoming Hans and Greta
The Proper Hospitality, excerpt from my upcoming California Trail Rose
Seymour and the Head, from Dragon Hoard and Other Tales of Faerie
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Going to the Movies. excerpt from my upcoming Patrick
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