photo by Robert McCaw,
Elk Island National Park, Alberta.
Seems everything that I do lately, I relate to writing.
Yesterday while giving my husband a hair cut, I noticed his hair is growing closer to his ears and wondered if I should check the calendar for phases of the moon.
I have bitched before that if one breathes the term paranormal, the industry automatically assumes the story involves either weres and/or vampires. I may have whined that there are other paranormal entities from myth and legend worthy of fear, fright and fantasy.
Be careful what you ask for.
Read a review recently about a book that included fey creatures of every form and Court, Greek and Egyptian gods, ghosts, wraiths and slaughs, Jack the Ripper, Dracula, and a staggering plethora of were beasts -- including, to my awe, a were moose.
I trust the author did not include among this pantheonic panorama, a were-sink.
Specifically, that is.
Now I wonder if the same automatic assumption about vamps and weres also applies to urban fantasy. If so, there will be a line in my query on How My Book Is Different.
Also, I have noticed that dark is a frequent and favoured adjective applied to urban fantasy. And I have no idea how one separates, classifies and calculates the difference between presumeably ordinary urban fantasy and dark urban fantasy.
Can anyone help me out here?