Originally from Southern California, S.G. Rogers has lived in Asheville, North Carolina and Laurel, Mississippi. She earned her first black belt in taekwondo from martial arts champion Billy Blanks. Later on, she earned black belts in taekwondo and hapkido from Master Myung Kim. Currently residing in beautiful Savannah, Georgia, S.G. Rogers writes fantasy and romantic fantasy stories. She’s owned by two hairless cats, Houdini and Nikita, and lives on an island populated by exotic birds, deer and the occasional gator. Although she’s most often drawn to speculative fiction, she’s been known to break away to write other genres. Tab is her beverage of choice, but when she imbibes, a cranberry vodka martini doesn’t go amiss.
S.G. Rogers is the author of The Last Great Wizard of Yden and here to share her thoughts on fantastical creatures – just in time for this month’s mythical creatures post due out next week! Here I will leave you in Ms. Rogers capable hands.
And things that go bump in the night
Good Lord, deliver us!
– The Cornish and West Country Litany, 1926
Er…I rather like things that go bump in the night. I particularly enjoy writing about fantastic creatures in my stories. Sometimes these beasties stem from myth and legend, such as dragons and demons, but others are flights of fancy based on how I’m feeling at the time. Writing unfamiliar ‘designer’ creatures, however, can be fraught with pitfalls.
In my fantasy adventure The Last Great Wizard of Yden, a group of kids from Earth are transported to the magical world of Yden, where they encounter all sorts of unusual beasties that go bump in the night…
Thank you, S.G., for sharing your take on fantastical creatures and an excerpt from The Last Great Wizard of Yden. If you’d like to vote for The Last Great Wizard of Yden at iBookBuzz.com, don’t forget to stop by the link above. If you haven’t yet read it, you might like to check it out in paperback or ebook.
Don’t forget to drop by next week for this month’s mythical creatures post, where we’ll be taking a closer look at creatures of the sea, from sirens and silkies through to mermaids and more!