Debra Mullins is the author of thirteen historical romances for Avon Books and one paranormal romance for Tor/Forge. Her books have been translated into several languages and nominated for awards from both the magazine RT Book Reviews and Romance Writers of America and its chapters, including the Golden Heart, the RITA, the Holt Medallion (twice), the Book Buyer’s Best Award, and the National Readers Choice Award. She also won the Golden Leaf Award for Best Historical for her book, A NECESSARY BRIDE. She is currently finishing a paranormal trilogy for Tor/Forge. The first book, PRODIGAL SON, is out now. You can find her on Twitter using @debramullins and on the web at www.debramullins.com.
by Debra Mullins
Ever since I was a kid I’ve been fascinated with the lost city of Atlantis. Archaeologists still search for evidence that the city/island existed, even to this day. Our only clues to this mystery are the ones Plato left for us in his Socratic dialogue Timaeus. Long story short, he heard about Atlantis from a friend whose ancestor had traveled to Egypt to compare history and legends between Egypt and Athens. It was in Egypt that this ancestor learned about Atlantis and came home to tell the story to his family, which got passed down each generation. Plato goes on to describe what he heard from his friend, and his words are the accepted canon for how Atlantis might have been.
World building is an integral part of any story, but even more so in science fiction/fantasy/paranormal. Read the rest of this entry