|I'm over at the fabulous Stella Ex Libris blog|
for her big blogoversary blowout, writing
about why UF heroines often lack families..&
giving away a signed book, too! Come say hi!
I’m not making some big, original observation when I point out that urban fantasy heroines are often challenged in the family department. I myself killed off my heroine Justine’s mother, and her father lives in a heavily defended shack in the woods. (All the better to be prepared for that killer epidemic that's sure to come.)
And her brother is a llama herder in Peru or something - I’d actually have to go back and check what I made him, that’s how important he is!
Why is it so tempting for a writer to deprive an urban fantasy heroine (or hero) of a strong family?
Image: The Mokros Family, a public domain file from wikimedia commons