Last week I posted my review of A Gift of Wings by Stephanie Stamm http://teripolen.com/2013/07/08/a-gift-of-wings-by-stephanie-stamm/ and this week I have the pleasure of interviewing her. If you’re a NA/YA urban fantasy fan, you need to be reading this book.
Teri: I’ve read the usual urban fantasy headliners – vampires, werewolves, shape-shifters, etc., why angels?
Stephanie: Multiple reasons actually:
1. I have long been fascinated by the idea of human bodies with wings. I once created a shadow box collage called “Luna Venus” that showed the Venus figure from Bouguereau’s “The Birth of Venus” with (male) Luna moth wings. My desire to write about winged beings stems from the same impulse.
2. I love books or stories that reinvent fairy tales or ancient myths. I have a Ph.D. in Religion & Literature, and the myths I know best are the Judeo-Christian ones. I wanted to build a fantasy based on what I…
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