Why I Write what I Write

  • Contemporary Fantasy:  Like nursery rhymes, fantasy works well for larger-than-life stories, in my case the personal transformation themes of my hero's journey (The Sun Singer) and heroine's journey (Sarabande) novels.
  • Magical Realism: This is the way I see the world, that is to say, that "reality" is an illusion and magic is real. This is the perfect genre for my conjure woman novels: Conjure Woman's Cat, Eulalie and Washerwoman, and Lena.
  • ​Paranormal: Some of the things that go bump in the night are heirlooms the cats have knocked off a shelf or a table and some of them aren't. You'll find some of the things that aren't in Widely Scattered Ghosts. my short story collection.
  • Satire: Since I'm uncertain where "reality" begins and ends, I see events in a skewed way that's basically at odds with how other people see it. Doing this kind of thing is often called "satire," what you'll find in Special Investigative Reporter.
  • Literary Fiction: Since my work doesn't show up on in grocery store book sections, it's apparently literary rather than commercial fiction. 


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