Ursula K. Le Guin was the muse, mentor, and mother I never met, but her inspiration will never leave me.
How is it that a month has passed since my last blog! Well, I've been busy putting A Wizard's Forge in book shows, picking up an award medal, and doing a partial preview release of A Wizard's Sacrifice on RoyalRoad. Take a walk backward through my calendar of the past several weeks. Gettysburg I just … Continue reading News from the Front Lines, or Where Have I Been the Past Month?
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Today the Genre Minx hosted my thoughts on my literary idol, Ursula K. LeGuin. Read on to find out why I love this author so much.
Every author has their literary idol; Ursula Kroeber Le Guin is mine. I discovered her work in high school, when I would prowl the science fiction/fantasy shelves at the mall bookstore. I still have the paperback edition of The Wizard of Earthsea that I bought because I liked the cover featuring a dragon curled around the ruins of an island city. I can’t remember if I bought only Wizard that day and went back later to get The Tombs of Atuan and The Farthest Shore, or if I went all in and purchased the whole trilogy at once. I do know I fell in love with Ged, the titular wizard, as soon as I began reading. So began a lifelong admiration for Le Guin’s work.
Le Guin’s first novel, Rocannon’s World, appeared in 1966. When…
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