Authors' Corner

Authors’ Corner: J.C. Cervantes on The Storm Runner

Ancient Stories for a New Generation

J.C. Cervantes, New York Times author of The Storm RunnerIt’s been said that no story is entirely original. All stories take ideas and inspiration from others and mold them into something new. Books connect stories from the past to experiences from the present, creating ties between the new and the old. Young Adult fiction embraces older stories and folklore, especially in recent years. Ancient mythologies have become a particularly popular source of inspiration, and for good reason. Myths explain how the world works. Comparisons between the ideas of cultures from the past to our current understanding of the world lend themselves to dynamic, creative exploration in fiction. Continue reading