Welcome to episode 4. In this episode I’ll interview author Dan Fitzgerald, who I met at a World Building for Writers summit earlier this year. We chat about his unique low fantasy stories, The Maer Cycle, what he has coming up in the future, and about the role mushrooms play in his world.
Are you a podcast supporter? There’s also a bonus interview where we talk about what he’d like to see in fantasy, how he thinks about food production, and more. You don’t want to miss either one!
About Dan Fitzgerald
Dan Fitzgerald is a fantasy writer living in Washington, DC with his wife, twin boys, and two cats. When he is not writing, he might be gardening, doing yoga, cooking, or listening to French music.
He writes fantasy in part because the state of the world demands an escape, but also because fantasy provides another lens through which to view what we are living now. Part mirror, part magnifying glass, part prism.
He is fascinated by hidden and forgotten places, be they in the backyard or in the mountains of an imagined world.
What you will find in his books: Mystery. Darkness. Wonder. Action. Romance. Otherness examined and deconstructed. Queer and straight characters living and fighting side by side. Imaginary creatures and magic with a realistic touch.
What you won’t find: Wholesale slaughter. Sexual assault. Unquestioned sexism or discrimination. Evil races. Irredeemable villains. Predestined heroes. An ancient darkness that threatens to overspread the land.