Fantasy is the only canvas large enough for me to paint on.
For a writer, its very attractive to stay in one world for a time.
I want you, as a reader, to experience what I experience, to let that other world, that imaginary world that I have created, tell you things about the real world.
Writing fantasy lets me imagine a great deal more than, say, writing about alligators, and lets me write about places more distant than Florida, but I can tell you things about Florida and alligators, let you make the connection all on your own.
What is interesting to me is how the characters respond, how they change and grow by facing what often seem overwhelming difficulties.
We forget that what matters begins with the imagination.