Why authors don’t write strong female leads boys and men want to read

I've been hearing it a bit lately. It's such a shame there's no modern fantasy and sci-fi out there with strong female leads that boys/men want to read. What they actually mean is that boys don't like reading romance. And it's total BS. Authors definitely write the stuff. I know, because I'm one of them. …

Ursula K. Le Guin’s dangerous imagination

"The exercise of imagination is dangerous to those who profit from the way things are..." Ursula K. Le Guin― The Wave in the Mind: Talks and Essays on the Writer, the Reader and the Imagination (Amazon aff link) This is for you, the writers Ursula K. Le Guin called writers of the imagination, but also …

Dan Rabarts dishes up a Wild Magical Banquet Menu with special guest chef, Akmenos son of Bane

Ever thought cooking wasn't exciting enough? Wondered about the best way of getting rid of those pesky wyverns, or just creating a banquet fit for heroes? Then drop by my good friend Dan Rabart's website and check out the menu. Of course, I don't trust that Arkmenos fellow, not for a moment. I suspect if …