Athena Grayson writes romantic fiction ranging from sci-fi romance to magical realism and contemporary fantasy. She loves to write characters who are more than they seem, and loves to play with beloved genre tropes in engaging and unique ways. She adores smart, sexy, beta heroes, and savvy heroines who aren’t afraid to demand–and get!–the best from their relationships. Underneath it all, she has a love of language and a deep respect for how words can uplift and transport us to a higher state of being, even if only for a few hours.
Her latest narrative adventure is a Sci-Fi romance weekly serial space opera. Written in part as an homage to all the science fiction books, movies, and TV that shaped her into the proud nerd that she is today, and in part to introduce the enduring thrill of romance into those adventures (combining her two great loves in fiction), “Huntress of the Star Empire” introduced new continuing episodes every Thursday for twelve weeks, just like your favorite TV series. The series “Season One” is now available for binge-reading in four boxed sets.
My Worldbuilding Wednesdays aren’t really meant to be an overarching “how to write” series–whether or not one does something well, it takes a special gift to show other people how to do it. What I am hoping to accomplish is to get you to think about some of the less-than-obvious elements that can really grab […]
Labels mean a lot to writers. The differences between “writer,” “author,” “published,” “unpublished,” and “bestseller” all consume parts of our writers’ brains (usually late at night and costing us valuable dream time. It extends to places where I didn’t even realize there was a label issue. I make no secret that I’m interested in exploring […]
In 1970, a US Senator from Wisconsin, Gaylord Nelson, proposed an international “teach-in” day to promote environmental concerns. The very first Earth day was born on April 22. Today, the citizens and governments of over 175 countries recognize and participate in Earth Day. In a somewhat ironic historical twist, Nelson was inspired to promote […]
In building a story, we often have at least two different columns on our tracking sheets: one for characters, and one for setting. What goes in the one column does not go in the other. But as I said in last week’s “Worldbuilding Wednesday,” the environment can act as a character in its own right. […]