Just write.

Folklore, myth, and a whole lot of magic.

Whether you are a writer or a reader,

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Kate Ristau is an author, folklorist, and the executive director of Willamette Writers. You can read her middle grade series, Clockbreakers, Mythwakers, and Wylde Wings, or her young adult series, Shadow Girls. You can find her essays in The New York Times and The Washington Post, and her interactive fiction at Storyloom.com. In her ideal world, magic and myth combine to create memorable stories with unforgettable characters. Until she finds that world, she’ll live in a house in Oregon, where they found a sword behind the water heater and fairies in the backyard. Meet her online at Kateristau.com.