Long Interview on The Hathor Legacy (A Very Cool Feminist Site)
With ten days to go before The Ruling Sea hits shelves in the United States, Maria Velazquez and I talk about the writing of Books I-III, the courage and the myopia of fantasy novels, and the psyche as crowded metro-station, among other curiosities. A snippet:
You have something urgent to share, and you hunt for the right form in which to share it. Inevitably this becomes a question of honesty: with the reader, and even before that, with yourself as a writer. You only know so much. You’re human, and thus a receptacle for both the sublime and the obscene; you have viciousness and love within you, selfishness and generosity, intelligence and instinct, and in that deep thicket you search for some clearing where a rite can be performed, and you call that rite your story.
And if you don't know Hathor, check out the rest of the site. I for one felt better about the state of the genre after my first ten minutes there.