"We define our identity always by our success against that which oppresses us."
"One must be cunning indeed to survive
the wicked of this world."
- Sherlock Holmes
"A society which most values intelligence
will create men of knowledge.
A society which most values money
will create scoundrels."
- Mark Twain
Does Today's Culture Value Fame More Than Brain?
When reading as a child,
I was drawn not to Hercules but to Ulysses,
not to Robin Hood but to Sherlock Holmes,
not to Gunda Din but to Kim,
not to Superman but to Batman.
You see, I could not be born on Krypton,
but I could mold my mind and body to think my way out of troubles.
So I guess it is no surprise that with my Urban Fantasies
I created a modern Ulysses/Kim
to outwit and tweak the noses of those who prowled the shadows of the French Quarter.
Did Your Favorite Kind of Hero/Heroine In Your Childhood
Shape The Sort of Protagonist of whom You Write?
What Do You Think Your Childhood Heroes Said Of You?