Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I am coming out of the closet

Living an authentic life means loving and accepting yourself. I have been living in the closet for way too long and so here it is today I am coming out.

I love sci-fi and fanatsy books, movies and TV

Ahhh now that feels better.

I have spent years reading, watching and enjoying the NY Times, non fiction, historical accounts of blahdiy blah blah, memoirs and Bill Moyers Journal. All very important and intellecutally challenging mind you, but until recently I never have truly embraced the me that loves werewolves, magic, demons, witches, shapeshifters, vampires, spirits, ghosts and succubi (oh my).

I am learning through this embracing of myself that there are others like me too.

Never more will I smile demurely when someone asks me what my book is about and wonder how bizzare I will sound if I respond with "A powerful shaman who banishes spirits and fey that enter the mortal world" and I will no longer preface my 2 second summary of a book with "I know it sounds weird, but you would really like it" when I am telling someone about a werewolf detective who can't keep herself out of trouble or heaven forbid a werewolf mary-kay type lady.

I am officialy out and proud and if you want to enjoy some of the punch that I have been drinking you can check out my goodreads page here or on the sidebar to the right.

As one of my favorite authors says "I write urban fantasy novels so you don't have to."

my variant on that

I read them so you don't have to, but trust me you just might be glad you did.

1 comment:

  1. I love this post! Ha. I know we have talked books before but I can't remember if you read the Merry Gentry series by Laurell K Hamilton...anyway when a friend of mine asked me what I was reading I had to say, "Well its about this faerie princess..." haha! I think he was a little put off by it!