Grappling with the Past to Move into the Future

When I set out to write Ace Grant, I wanted to create a wholly American mythology. It needed to reflect our history, not simply write another Western European transplant of faye courts and vikings. Magic existed here long before those cultures arrived. Our story then is one of a fusion of cultures amid a migration full of triumph and tragedy. Complex, sure. But I knew one thing. The protagonists? They didn't look like me...