In the midst of a continuing pandemic, social injustice, and climate disasters, it’s community building that keeps giving me hope—both on and off the page. I’m drawn to books that feature people working together rather than the individual hero’s journey. I want to read and write books that demonstrate what a healthy, thriving community looks like.
It is my desire to build and find community to push back against injustice that led me to writing in both the genres I’m currently working in, solarpunk and urban fantasy. While they might seem at opposite ends of the SFF spectrum, both subgenres focus on belonging and using that community as a survival tool, whether it’s climate change or vampire politics.