What is your favorite magical or fairy tale creature?
When I was growing up, I had a love of any storybook animal that could talk. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe was one of my favorite books for that sole reason. I pretended all of my stuffed animals could talk, of course, and I hoped one day to meet a real talking lion.
Upon discovering science fiction in my early teens, I enjoyed the various kinds of alien species… because they were people that sometimes looked a lot like animals. Ewoks, anyone?
Once I began my writing career, it seemed the most natural thing in the world to write about intelligent animals, or people who could turn into animals. I haven’t gotten to meet my talking lion yet, but my talking dragon and a few talking wolves have wandered across my stage. Their presence has left me wondering, though…
What is *your* favorite magical creature?