Author Interview

I had the delightful opportunity to participate in another author interview, this time with Esther Rabbit, who blogs at her website, From Words to Spellbinding Novels. In the coming week or two, I’ll have an interview with Esther here talking about her upcoming novel, Lost in Amber, so please check back soon.

Brutus

One neat thing about being a novelist is even if you’re writing in the “real world” (versus creating an entire world as fantasy and sci-fi writers do), you get to play “God” and modify your characters to your heart’s content. And you even get to give them things — like pets. I gave Alec a…

Utopian Fiction

Gizmodo posted an excellent article on Why We Need Utopian Fiction. I wouldn’t call “Five Fathoms Beneath” utopian fiction, but it does have a very positive and un-cynical ending, and for that reason this line in the article about utopian fiction really resonated with me: As children, we are told to dream for better futures;…