The Matriarch, Harry Potter, and Native Appropriations

There’s been a bit of flack surrounding the previews on JK Rowling’s Pottermore website regarding “magical” North American history, specifically in the way it includes Native American culture. If you weren’t aware, this is all advertisement for the new Harry Potter film entitled Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them arriving in theaters November 2016; … More The Matriarch, Harry Potter, and Native Appropriations

The Vampire’s Privilege

Why vampires? As an author with vampire series, it’s a question I hear often. The short answer is because people still like them…and so do I. To my mind, it is perfectly understandable why people continue to identify with vampires. It isn’t about becoming a reanimated corpse or the need for blood; it’s the promise … More The Vampire’s Privilege