The Magic of Reading

The Magic of Reading

The Magic of Reading What makes a book ‘worth reading’, to me? I read everything that interests me … which is quite a lot! Of course, I’m extremely fond of great nature writing, but I have long loved biographies of amazing people, and...
Dragons I Have Known

Dragons I Have Known

Dragons I Have Known “How do you describe a dragon?” Dragons are a frequent subject in the marvelous messages I receive from readers, and many of them have put this question to me in one form or another. Describing characters well is a great challenge for...
Why Do I Write Fantasy?

Why Do I Write Fantasy?

Why Do I Write Fantasy? If you imagine where I live in Colorado—beside a willow-draped creek that is home to  wild coyotes, foxes, hawks and owls—you can guess how much inspiration this place gives me.  And in the distance, from the windows of my writing room in our...