I read Terry Brooks‘ Shannara novels years ago when I was just a teeny tiny girl. I still have vague memories of the Elfstones and the Wishsong. I also just recently discovered the television series on MTV. And now I am passing this video of him giving a TED talk to you. 🙂 “Why I Write about Elves” is a great talk and a wonderful glimpse into his love of genre fiction.

About the author

DayAlMohamed Day Al-Mohamed is author of the Young Adult novel, “Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn.” She is also co-editor for the anthology, “Trust & Treachery” from Dark Quest Books. In addition to speculative fiction, she also writes comics and film scripts. She is an active member of the Cat Vacuuming Society of Northern Virginia Writing Group, of Women in Film and Video, and a graduate of the VONA/Voices Writing Workshop.