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List of Works

Essays Fantasy Fiction

"All Shall Love Me and Despair"

Examines the mythic figure of Lilith in the works of Tolkien, Lewis, and other fantasy authors.


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"I Have to Tell You a Story"

A few thoughts on the compulsory nature of writing.

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"The Magical Moment in Fantasy"

What I am looking for when I read fantasy, and when I write it.

ALAN Review

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"The Queen of the Night"

An essay on the necessity of seizing one's destiny, however strange.

New Advocate fall '88

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"A Lion in the Room"

We are more than we appear. Sometimes, just when we least expect them, unknown resources come to our aid.

Horn Book

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"Light and Shadow"

Recounts some of the folklore and early experiences that inspired the Darkangel trilogy.

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Inspiration lies all around us. We must listen to the voices that speak to us, whatever their source.

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"On the Making of Monsters"

Questing for monsters, we should look within.

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"Out of This World"

Public libraries are strongly urged to sponsor science fiction booktalks for teenagers in the schools.

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"Riddle Me This"

I am in love with riddles, particularly those that ask, "Who am I?"

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"In Unicorn Skin"

To write truthfully and well, we must get inside our characters' skin.

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Works in Series



The Darkangel Trilogy

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The Darkangel

Aeriel must destroy a winged vampyre before he enslaves all the kingdoms of the Moon.

Darkangel U.S. trade


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A Gathering of Gargoyles

Aeriel goes in search of the Moon's ancient guardians in order to defeat the darkangel's brothers.

Gargoyles U.S. trade


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The Pearl of the Soul of the World

Aeriel leads her army in the struggle to save the Moon from the ice-hearted sorceress who created the darkangels.

Pearl U.S. trade


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The Firebringer Trilogy



Birth of the Firebringer

A young prince of the unicorns discovers that he is destined to become the legendary Firebringer.

Firebringer U.S. trade


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Dark Moon

When a tyrant seizes power among the unicorns, Prince Jan must discover the magical secret of fire.

Dark Moon U.S. trade


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The Son of Summer Stars

Under the leadership of their battleprince, Jan, the unicorns unite to win back their homeland from wyvern invaders.

Summer Stars U.S. trade


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In Progress




A four-part fantasy series for adults.

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Independent Novels




The Woman Who Loved Reindeer

The wisewoman Caribou must rescue her people with aid from a magical half-man, half-reindeer.

Reindeer U.S. trade


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Treasure at the Heart of the Tanglewood

With no memory of her past, Hannah never thinks to question her enchanted captivity in the Tanglewood until a black-haired young knight arrives, determined to battle a monster and recover a treasure that Hannah knows do not exist--or do they?

Treasure U.S. trade


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Shorter Works


"The Woman Who Loved Reindeer"

novella in Moonsinger's Friends

The first five chapters, published as a novella in this anthology honoring Andre Norton.

Moonsinger U.S. mass market


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novella in Four From the Witch World

Heir to a beleaguered island kingdom, Alia receives unexpectged help from a mysterious seasinger.

Witch World U.S. mass market


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Where the Wild Geese Go

illustrated storybook

Daydreaming Truzjka must use all her wits on a magical quest to save her dying grandmother.

Wild Geese U.S. hardcover


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short story in Jabberwocky

Gunther and Demian-Guendolyn must outwit the powerful enchantress who has imprisoned their land in an eternal winter.

Jabberwocky magazine


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"The Fall of Ys"

short story in Firebirds

Only Myramond's second sight can discern the king's unspeakable secret and rescue the people of Ys from destruction.

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A collection of fantasy stories from Penguin Putnam, spring 2004.

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Gallery of Cover Art


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