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.
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. […]
I am seeing a lot of articles now about self-published success stories. Sometimes, they’re called the “99-cent Amazon millionaires.” Short explanation, for those who haven’t been keeping up is that these authors have moved away from the traditional author->agent->publisher->distributor->bookstore->reader method of publishing and have instead moved to a more streamlined author->distributor/bookseller->reader stream. So where do […]
It’s Freaky Friday here at the blog, and that means History! Though I usually look for Diesel era history to post on Fridays, I’m taking things back a little further today because all week I’ve been out with my hands in that rich black gold. No, not oil. I’m talking dirt. There’s this stuff called […]
What are you doing to the environment? No, this is not going to be a post about recycling, or reducing your carbon footprint, or considering alternative energy sources (although for the record, think about doing any or all those things in some small way, because we’d all breathe better for it, but I digress…). This […]