It’s no secret, life is hard, and sometimes it seems as though the cosmos is laughing at our struggles. I, personally, feel like I’ve become the butt of some cosmic joke. My mom was recently diagnosed with cancer, and the prognosis isn’t good at all. To say life’s been hard is an understatement. Not to mention my sister and I are still settling in to our new home situation. Then there’s the craziness at work, not to mention my novel’s impending deadline . . . it’s enough to send me over the deep end!
Several of my writing friends have suggested I hold off my novel’s debut, which is probably good advice, but writing seems to be the only thing keeping me sane right now, that and a bottle of roscato. Haha! Writing provides a means of escape (better than the glass of roscato) and a sense of control. I can’t change my mom’s prognosis and I can’t force my home and work situations to improve overnight, but I can make progress on my book. And right now, that’s exactly what I need. That and a good laugh.
Which leads me to the point. Why I write comic fantasy. I like to laugh, and more so, I like to make others laugh. As a reader, I’ve always enjoyed epic fantasy. The worlds, the creatures, the magic, all inspired me to write fantasy, but as a writer, I could never master the tone of that genre. I still wanted the magic but without all of the drama. Then a friend of mine introduced me to parody. After reading a few books she suggested, I was hooked. I had found my genre, and my writing has flourished. Now, I write comic fantasy. My books are humorous, creative, and more often than not, entertaining. As a writer of comic fantasy, I take advantage of imaginary characters and worlds to parody other works of fantasy while satirizing current cultural issues, making them the most relevant and irrelevant stories ever told! My goal is to write a series of novels that makes readers happier and smarter at the same time.
In the infamous words of Forest Gump, “That’s all I have to say about that.” Hopefully, you enjoyed this post and learned a little bit about me. Thank you for stopping by:)