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.
A hundred million years ago, something died. Actually, a lot of somethings died. After they died, rocks fell on them, and more rocks fell on those rocks. Eventually, all those rocks created enough pressure and, along with the heat of the dead things decaying, this nasty, gooey, black crud that bubbled up out of cracks […]
All fiction writers must do research. It’s an inevitable fact. Even if you are writing contemporary fiction, you must still research your venue. The reason for that is that fiction, unlike reality, has an obligation to make some sort of sense. When we write stories, we are expressing truths about the world around us and […]
In spite of the increase in visibility over recent years, the “Green” movement has been chugging along for decades. Next year will mark the 50th anniversary of Rachel Carson’s environmental classic, “Silent Spring,” in which Carson raised consciousness about the detrimental environmental and health effects of the use of chemical pesticides. People are beginning to […]
The early days of the automobile are populated with images of dashing, young, well-to-do men tooling around in their new and somewhat dangerous toys. Then, as today, the ladies seemed to simply be along for the ride. Of course, those images don’t nearly tell the whole story. This spring break I did what thousands of […]