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.
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 […]
If technology exists along the same lines as magic, then it surely must follow, then, that magic, too, must be constrained by limitations and laws just as science is. Our wonder comes from not sufficiently understanding the laws by which it must abide. In stories as old as time, the hapless humans who suffer the […]
I’m one of those people who loves making things. If there’s something out there that can be constructed at home, on a small scale, I’m game for trying it out. I’ve made the usual things like clothing, costumes, and home decor–crafty stuff that everyone’s more or less tried their hand at (and I may show […]
If anything about the Diesel era appeals to me, it’s the era’s characteristic future-focused attitude. Even in the midst of Depression, there existed a determination, a hope that better times were just around the corner, and a stubborn refusal to lie down and give up on the future. But that was all borne out of […]