Rebecca Roanhorse

This week’s guest, Rebecca Roanhorse, says that she couldn’t write safe if she tried. In this far-reaching interview, we touch upon purpose-driven writing, writing outside the mainstream, and the challenges of getting published. Roanhorse encourages writers to take chances and reminds us all that sometimes you have to push the boundaries and understand that not everyone is going to like your work. Helpful advice for any writer who feels tentative about stepping into the fray: go for it!


Rebecca Roanhorse is a New York Times Bestseller and Nebula, Hugo, and Locus Award-winning speculative fiction writer. She has published four novels, including two in The Sixth World Series, Star Wars: Resistance Reborn, and Race to the Sunfor the Rick Riordan imprint. She has also written for Marvel Comics and for TV. She lives with her husband and daughter in Northern New Mexico and can be found on Twitter at @RoanhorseBex. Her newest novel is the epic fantasy Black Sun.

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