Heroes aren’t always as they seem; often they’re ordinary people reacting to circumstances beyond their control or pursuing their only option. These stories upend traditional concepts of courage, honor, love, death, enchantment, and terror.
Jeff Gunhus is the USA TODAY bestselling author of thriller and horror novels for adults and the fantasy series Jack Templar Monster Hunter for middle graders. A new member, he can’t figure out why it took him so long to join SFWA. He blames his dog.