At times I ponder what it would be like to be a science fiction, romance, or chic lit author. I have attempted to write in other genres, but have been unable to get into the story.
I believe there are two reasons for this: my love of fantasy literature and writing fantasy is a means of escape.
I love reading fantasy books. My mother had a book on her shelf called The Forgotten Beasts of Eld. I was already interested in fantasy because of the early Final Fantasy games (we are talking FFII). I adored Patricia McKillip's book, and I asked my mother if I could have it. Since them I have read it over thirty times. I also enjoyed the early Lord of the Rings movies (the cartoons). It wasn't until I met my husband that I read them. In high school I became a fan of the Dragonlance Chronicles by Tracy Hickman and Margaret Weis. I also played a little D&D (honest, my character was a conjurer name Crosenia - she is still alive).
Though I have been told that I could be more successful writing realistic or literary fiction, I look at the success of recent fantasy authors and I think that maybe my daydreaming will one day have a purpose.
Author of Brother, Betrayed
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Danielle Raver / Brother, Betrayed / fantasy / author / dark fantasy / publishing / J. R. R. Tolkien / The Lord of the Rings / The Dragonlance Series / Tracy Hickman / Margaret Weis / The Forgotten Beasts of Eld / Patricia McKillip / Final Fantasy