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What I love most about writing Fantasy is that it allows me to create whole worlds from the ground up. I was a Sociology major at Columbia College, so working on a series like this is a dream come true. For some time, I had been consumed by the growing clash between technology and spirituality. I conceived of the war between the Kundalan and the V’ornn as a metaphor for this complex, on going struggle. I also wanted to write about how much males and females misunderstand one another. The best way to do that, I felt, was to put a male into a female’s body. The struggle of this heroine/hero occurs on many levels, and the opportunities to create triumph and tragedy, as well as surprising reversals are multiplied many times over. The unique nature of the main character has another side to it that is essential to what I wanted to do. I wanted to write a series that was, at its heart, a story about a love that transcends gender, species and, even, time itself. In real life (I often have trouble distinguishing real life from life on Kundala, just ask my wife!), I find the eternal nature of love a most comforting thought.