Here's a video that went viral recently of a stray dog who attacks a mugger. The dog doesn't know either party, but he jumps in to stop the crime nonetheless. (Quick aside: Dogs are awesome) My new series, Guardian of the Present, features a kickass, tough, strong young woman named June. There's a sneak peek … Continue reading What Would June Do?
I wrote a book. It's about a world made entirely of clones. Here's how I came up with that idea and fleshed it out into a trilogy. I became interested in writing a book several months ago. I knew I wanted to write a dystopian YA science fiction trilogy, since that's the exact genre and … Continue reading Inspiration for Clone Crisis
The BAFMC, or Bad-Ass Female Main Character, is a welcome staple of the science fiction and fantasy genres. These are the heroines we don't often see in other stories. They are tough. They are powerful. They are thrust into a spotlight that they probably didn't ask for. They are BAFMCs. Let's look at BAFMC #2: … Continue reading BAFMC #2 Katniss Everdeen
One thing that's clear when you read enough science fiction is that the genre has more tough, scrappy, warrior women than any other genre I've tried. I'm a fan of dystopian sci-fi, and they seem to be even more prevalent in that genre. I've given them a name: The Bad-Ass Female Main Character, or BAFMC … Continue reading BAFMC #1 Diana Bishop