New Client Alert – Noah Corey
- By: Emily Forney | Date: Apr 18 2022
Name: Noah Corey
What you Write: MG LGBTQ+ Urban Fantasy
Agent: Emily Forney
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Where can readers find you on the web and social media?
What do you love about writing Urban Fantasy?
I love how weird it can get! There can be dragons and demons and house-sized tarantulas, and they can have a secret midnight meeting in a Walmart parking lot. The dark lord’s guilty pleasure can be McDonald’s. The heroes can use magic to go to the moon and doodle on a lunar rover. Because of the grounded, real-world base for the setting, you can make the magic as bizarre and creative as you want without things getting too abstract.
Why did you choose the genre you’ve chosen?
I wanted to write a story about how society villainizes transgender and gender-nonconforming people – more specifically, I wanted to write about queercoded villains.
However, as a transgender person myself, I couldn’t think of a bearable way to write it without magic. So, I decided to write about lovable monsters and dramatic, villainous magic.
What is the hardest part about writing LGBTQ+ Urban Fantasy?
Apparently the book has to have pacing and a plot, and can’t just be a bunch of silly gay moments and swordfights.
Do you get inspiration from any TV shows or movies? If so, which ones?
I love Studio Ghibli films! I aspire to write love stories like the ones in Howl’s Moving Castle or Ponyo – gorgeous and deep, but still ordinary, innocent, and honest.
If money were no object, what would be your dream writing location?
Either in a submarine or on the moon. Either way, I would camp out with lots of blankets and hot coffee. If money is really no object, I want a spaceship full of snacks!