Way too Fantasy was originally formed in December 2012 by friends from a NaNoWriMo group. Since then it has been through many incarnations including a quarterly fantasy webzine and resources site for fantasy writers and NaNo-novelists. After taking some time off of blogging, in late 2017 I decided to re-boot the site mainly as a fantasy book reveiw blog.
I am the lone member left of the original WTF crew. I was born in Baltimore, Maryland where I still live along with my husband and three cats. I’ve been reading fantasy books as long as I could read and it’s still my favorite genre to read today. About 75-85% of what I read is speculative fiction with other top genres being romance, historical fiction, mystery and non-fiction.
What I love so much about the fantasy genre is the overall sense of wonder from the impossible becoming possible and the creativity that goes into crafting made-up worlds. I’d say my favorite sub-genres are currently urban fantasy, historical fantasy and fantasy of manners, but I try and read all over the genre. One of the best things about fantasy is how varied it is in the types of stories that are being told! I like reading books that are classics in the genre as well as new books that are being published. Despite reading on average 52 books a year, my to-be-read pile (more like a mountain at this point) continues to grow.
You can also find me hanging about reddit in the r/fantasy forum as /u/lrich1024 talking about books and answering questions about a yearly challenge I run called Fantasy Book Bingo.
My non-writing interests include reddit, K-dramas, tea parties, and wearing silly hats.
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C.J. Casey is a writer and musician from Michigan currently living around various parts of the Eastern US. He has lived on four continents, traveled within the other two, and loves to read local folklore and legends. His primary focus is on surreal fantasy and horror. You can follow him on twitter @bovisrex