My editor tells me MOB RULES has been nominated for Best Urban Fantasy Novel in the 2010 Reviewers’ Choice Awards by RT Book Reviews Magazine! I don’t know who the other nominees are, but I’m sure to be in good company. Patricia Briggs won last year. Many thanks, RT!
Recently, I’ve read and even participated in several discussions about the difference between urban fantasy and paranormal romance. These discussions can get a little heated. No matter how careful you are, when you talk about how you like one thing and not another, it’s easy to come off like you’re running that other thing down. […]
The urban fantasy category is hot right now, and has been for several years. Why? What’s the appeal? Carrie Vaughn argues it’s the kick-ass heroines. Lilith Saintcrow believes it’s angry chicks in leather. I think both authors are right that strong female protagonists are appealing to a broad readership. But I don’t think that element, […]
There are two things that make urban fantasy my favorite fiction genre (or subgenre, category, whatever you prefer). First, at its best, urban fantasy is contemporary folklore. Like all folklore, it’s deeply informed by the past, but it’s modern, it’s happening, and it’s about our world. A lot of folks think of urban fantasy as a fad, […]