In 1892, J.R.R Tolkein, the master of Mythopeia was born. I have mixed feelings about Tolkein since the Peter Jackson films came out.
Ok, I admit that I am a bit of a fanboy, but I am getting tired of all of the Lord of the Rings pop culture references. I admit that the Family Guy poltergeist episode was hilarious, but LoTR used to mean something to me. Now it is nothing more than a trilogy on the self. I read the Silmarillion again recently, and pray that they don't make a film out of it.
These words are not going to be welcomed by a lot of people, but I have to say it: Sometimes the movies corrupt the books. I am burned out on LoTR for now. I can't wait of the day when the pop culture forgets about Tolkein and for his legacy to be returned to the people who care about the books, not the money.
My name is C.E. Dorsett, and I am a scifi/fantasy writer. I have written the books Shine Like Thunder and The Chain, just to name a couple. I am really a builder of worlds from the wuxia inspired, scifi setting Our Solemn Hour to the dark fantasy of Dragons of Night. My writing is influenced by writers like H. P. Lovecraft, Charlaine Harris, Alice Hoffman, Armistead Maupin, Frank Herbert, E E Doc Smith and Robert E Howard. I love to tell stories and talk with my readers.