I grew up reading - and loving - stories by Andre Norton. I admired and idolised her from afar. Her stories helped shape my own internal world.
I really enjoyed reading 'The Da Vinci Code,' but from a literary standpoint, the book did not live up to the hype.
I support the rights of non-humans wholeheartedly with my voice, my money, my presence, my writing and any other way I can.
I suspect that writers and other creators are never really finished with any work.
I was writing fantasy as soon as I could hold a pen.