• Who We Are

  • Schedule

    Mondays ~
    Tuesdays ~ Snarky
    Wednesdays ~ Dreamer
    Thursdays ~ Naughty
    Fridays ~ Dreary
    Saturdays ~
    Sundays ~

    Whenever ~ Smokey, Mighty, Eerie and Wicked

  • Snarky’s Tweets

  • Kinetic’s Tweets

  • Dreamer’s Tweets

  • Wicked’s Tweets

  • Eerie’s Tweets

  • Mighty’s Tweets

You ask why?

Hmmmm…so why does a senior citizen write in the middle grade and YA fantasy genres?  It’s a question I suppose many writers are asked sooner or later no matter which genre they write in.  For me, and I imagine most other writers, the answer is simple—it’s the genre I enjoy reading the most.  Yep, I sneak into the children’s section at Barnes and Noble.  The trick, of course, is to inform the sales person who tries to help you that you are looking for a book your for granddaughter.

Sneaky, eh?

So writing ultimately becomes an extension of your reading pleasures.  Who, after all, has not wished they could take the story they’re reading in a different direction, or to give the extra boot to the bad guys?

The genre also has the advantage of keeping one in tune with the younger set such as your kids or grandkids.  The classic themes in fantasy lend themselves very well to open discussions with the youngsters.

There is something magical about sitting down and creating worlds from scratch and then populating them with extraordinary creatures, beings, and monsters.  Having the power to determine how magic works in a particular world is heady to say the least.  Developing the perfect ‘evil entity’ can cause one to lose hours upon hours in delicious contemplation.  The joy, at the end of the tale, when our under gunned and overmatched hero somehow saves the day and the damsel is unbounded.

Magic fairy dust, once again, covers the world…

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