By Zan Romanoff

Zan Romanoff's sixth grade crush once told her that boys just didn't like girls who were interested in dragons; she and the Khaleesi beg to differ. She lives and writes in Los Angeles.

  1. If you are a female reader of genre fiction, you have probably gotten used to being dismissed. You are dismissed within the narratives of the stories you love, which all too often cast you as a lover or a witch, a virgin or a crone, a sexy plot-device on two long, supple legs; you are dismissed by half of the people who share your interests under the maddening label of fake-geek girlery. (Unless the genre…

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