Today in Episode 244 Fantasy author Leigh Bardugo joins me to for a spirited chat about writing, where ideas come from, the importance of seeing a project through to the end, especially when it gets hard, revisiting legends and fairy tales, the importance of fantasy and why these stories resonate with us, writing an iconic character like Wonder Woman and which parts of Diana’s legacy were important to her, and much more.
About Leigh Bardugo:
Leigh Bardugo is a #1 New York Times–bestselling author of fantasy novels and the creator of the Grishaverse. With over one million copies sold, her Grishaverse spans the Shadow and Bone Trilogy, the Six of Crows Duology, and The Language of Thorns—with more to come. Her short stories can be found in multiple anthologies, including Some of the Best from Tor.com and The Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy. Her other works include Wonder Woman: Warbringer and Ninth House. Leigh was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, graduated from Yale University, and has worked in advertising, journalism, and even makeup and special effects. These days, she lives and writes in Hollywood, where she can occasionally be heard singing with her band.
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