A. Fantasy is romantic in nature. It's filled with silks and satins and daggers – and the possibility of wonderfully challenging transformations. How interesting it is to me to try to describe a person who is being taken over by her seal skin, or who can sense the world around her through her hair. That to me is fascinating.
Franny Billingsley, in The Wand in the Word: Conversations with Writers of Fantasy, compiled and edited by Leonard S. Marcus, Candlewick Press, 2009