As a writer, one of the things you dream of is thoughtful, nuanced responses to your work. Over the years, I’ve been fortunate to receive a number of these kinds of reactions to my stories. Recently, Ryan Whitley wrote a terrific analysis of my story, “The Horn of the World’s Ending,” which appeared first in Darrell Schweitzer’s That Is Not Dead in 2015, and which will be part of my forthcoming collection, Children of the Fang. I’m extremely moved by the care and attention Ryan has brought to his reading of the piece, and I thank him for it.
Ryan included this illustration with his essay, and it’s pretty cool.