My name is Elizabeth Inglee-Richards and I write urban and sub-urban fantasy. My works mostly have legendary beings or creatures interacting with the real world. I have loved the tension caused by the magical world rubbing shoulders with the day to day world since I was small and my parents read me the “Fairy Books” collected by Andrew Lang. I would also trace my love of horror back to that early exposure to traditional folk tales, because let’s be honest, Freddy Kruger has nothing on Mr. Fox and his house of horrors.
My tastes in reading mostly fall in the Mythic Fiction category anything from light and romantic to dark and horror filled but they all include at least one magical element. That said I’m not a huge fan of Vampires as romantic leads (I make an exception for the House of Night series by PC and Kristin Cast) and I believe two things about fantasy very strongly.
1) If you have rules in your Universe, you need to stick to them.
2) Magic always has a cost.
I have recently made my first ‘big’ sale of short fiction (by big I mean more than a contributors copy and enough money to get it to me) and I am super excited about it. There is something really strange about seeing yourself on Amazon.
Most of what I write is either set in Delaware or in and around the city of Boston. I’ve spent most of my life between those two places and I feel like you need to know the places you write about. Most of my writing that is set in Boston involves a fictitious Ice Hockey team; the Nahant Nor’easters. Or, from time to time, the Hampton County Hyena. Sometimes both.
The funny thing is I’ve been warned away from writing about sports. You see, stories that deal with sports almost never sell, and stories about Ice Hockey only sell in Canada. But you have to write what you love and this is one thing that I love enough to work on exclusively for any length of time.