Monday, January 24, 2011

An interview with author Juliet Marillier by DA Kentner

Daughter of the Forest (The Sevenwaters Trilogy, Book 1) Heart's Blood Wildwood Dancing

Many of us here cherish Juliet Marillier's work with folklore and fairy tales, so I wanted to share this link and an excerpt from An interview with author Juliet Marillier by DA Kentner:

I do believe my work spans quite a few genres: historical novel, fantasy, romance, adventure, family saga, even gothic/ghost story in the case of “Heart’s Blood.” I quite like the fact that they are not easily boxed. For instance, I have many readers who tell me they don’t read any other fantasy, but love my books. I don’t consider my novels to be any particular genre. I just write the stories that I want to write and leave such categorisation up to booksellers, librarians and readers. While my books are set in real history and all contain love stories, they are probably a bit more than historical romances because of the strong folkloric and magical elements, the spiritual aspect, and the way they delve quite deeply into human motivations and personal journeys.

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