Our first post for the new blog Heroines of Fantasy is up. Here's a preview, written in response to this month's theme "Why Fantasy?":
"...For colleagues who know me through my day job as a biology professor, the revelation that I am also a fantasy author seems all the more puzzling. Why would a scientist write fantasy? I think the perception that this is somehow contradictory stems from our cultural tendency to assume it is the career that defines the person, and not the person who defines her career.
But also, I think we tend to forget that fantasy and science, although very different endeavors, nonetheless respond to very similar needs..."
To read and comment on the full post, visit Heroines of Fantasy.
Also on Heroines of Fantasy, register this month to win a free signed copy of Eolyn with our Grand Opening Raffle. The raffle will be held on October 1, 2011.
Thank you for stopping by, and I hope to see you at the new site!