Greetings, hello, and/or Cheeble!
No, wait, come back, I didn't mean to scare you away if you've somehow found
yourself here as a result of random web-ramble.
If you don't know who I am, pleased to meet you, I'm Esther M. Friesner. The
M stands for "My publishers are free to drop my middle initial whenever
it darn well suits their whim du jour."
I write (and edit) science fiction, fantasy and horror.
I really did name one of my anthologies Chicks In Chainmail. (So? The
first anthology I ever edited was called Alien Pregnant
By Elvis. And the most
recent one out was Blood Muse, which was a distinctly un-funny anthology
of vampire-and-artist stories.)
I've got a reputation for writing funny fantasy, but that's nowhere near the
limit of what I can and do write. If you need some proof, check out my two
Nebula Award-winning stories, "Death and the Librarian" and "A
Birthday." Or if serious alternate history's your cuppa, Child
of the Eagle and Yesterday We Saw Mermaids will serve as a good
counter-examples to the lighter fare of Majyk By Accident, Majyk
By Hook Or Crook and Majyk By Design.
I am deathly allergic to pigeonholes, especially the sort that limit any author
to one narrow strip of the genre. (Unless s/he wants to be tucked away into
said pigeonhole, that is.)
I've raised teenagers, cats, and hamsters, plus I've
been a Brownie troop leader and hosted Tupperware parties. You don't scare
Wipe your feet and come on in.