Ellen Gregory on “Why I Write Fantasy”

There’s a strong element of ‘write what you know’ as well. I read a lot of fantasy and I connect with it, so it feels perfectly natural for me to write it. I think ...
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It’s a Terry Brooks Kind of Day

Today we're doing a spin on our New, Soon, & Classic series today, and shining the spotlight on Terry Brooks, one of the unequivocal masters of modern fantasy whose new series released yesterday. We're ...
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Patricia C. Wrede on “Letting the Dragons In”

For Banned Book Week 2009, #1 New York TImes bestselling author Patricia C. Wrede published a speech she had given about book banning several years earlier. Naturally, this text supported the importance of fiction in ...
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Julie Kagawa on Going From the Fey to the Vamps

“People often ask me if it was difficult to switch from writing about faeries to writing about vampires,” wrote Julie Kagawa, author of the fairy series The Iron Fey and a brand new series ...
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Malinda Lo on the Meaning of Fey

“I chose to write about fairies with an I because it’s a more standard spelling,” said Malinda Lo, author of award-winning fantasy novels for young adults, Ash and Huntress. “It is less exotic than faeries with an E. (This ...
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Carrie Jones On “Hunting Big Foot”

When asked why she writes fantasy, Carrie Jones, author of Endure, the fourth and final book in the New York Times bestselling Need series lays all the blame at Bigfoot’s feet. “I wanted to find ...
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Lev Grossman on “What is Fantasy About?”

“Something is up with fantasy,” said New York Times-bestselling author Lev Grossman on his blog in November of 2011, “I feel like the zeitgeist is taking an interest in it. Like the Great Lidless Eye ...
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Tiffany Trent On “My Favorite Things”

It’s easy to see what Tiffany Trent, author of the Hallowmere series loves about the Fey. So many writers and readers are intrigued by the possibility of what might be, of the barely ...
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Janni Lee Simner On “Breaking Faerie Lore”

“I can’t remember how I first became interested in faeries,” muses Janni Lee Simner, author of Bones of Faerie (Random House, 2009), the first in a trilogy. “What I do remember is that I latched on ...
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Lisa Mantchev on the inspiration for her Théâtre Illuminata series

“The entire book started with the single sentence: ‘The fairies flew on wires despite their tendency to get tangled together,’” explains Lisa Mantchev, author of the Théâtre Illuminata series: Eyes Like Stars, Perchance to ...
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