Valerie Estelle Frankel is excitedly awaiting her new book, From Girl to Goddess: The Heroine’s Journey in Myth and Legend, arriving July 2010. Her work has appeared in over eighty anthologies and journals including The Prisoner and Philosophy, Illuminating Torchwood, and Rosebud Magazine. Her unauthorized parody Henry Potty and the Pet Rock won the Indie Excellence Award and was a USA Book News National Best Book. She’s a frequent speaker on fantasy, myth, pop culture, and the heroine’s journey, and is perpetually busy writing on those topics. Come explore her latest research at www.calithwain.com.