• JRR Tolkien: The Lord of the Rings. I am not a huge fan of The Hobbit, but The Lord of the Rings is the book I’d take to that proverbial desert isle.
  • Barbara Hambly: Especially The Darwath trilogy, as well as the Sun Wolf and Starhawk trilogy, and the Windrose Chronicles.
  • JK Rowling: The Harry Potter series. Yes, I’m a senior citizen, but I still want to go to Hogwarts.
  • Rick Riordan: Especially the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, The Heroes of Olympus series, and the Kane Chronicles.
  • Fritz Leiber: I cut my fantasy teeth on the Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser stories
  • Anne McCaffrey: The Pern stories aren’t really fantasy, but come on. Dragons!


  • The Hobbit trilogy
  • The Lord of the Rings trilogy
  • Ladyhawke
  • Dragonheart
  • The Narnia series
  • The Princess Bride
  • Inkheart
  • A Knight’s Tale

and my guilty pleasures:

  • The Beastmaster
  • Hawk the Slayer

Other favorites:

Color: Blue
Food: Chocolate
Drink: Irish Breakfast Tea
Adult drink: Budweiser, vodka gimlet
Flower: White rose, carnation