Anne Petty to take a seat in The Hall of Fire.

Calling all scholars and students of Tolkien, fantasy, mythology and anyone interested in creative writing! Hall of Fire staff are very pleased to announce that author Anne Petty will be our special guest during our scheduled HoF chat on Sunday, November 7 at 2:00 P.M. EST.

Ms Petty will be sharing her views on Tolkien as a myth-based writer, as well as ideas for those writing their own mythopoeic fiction. She will also be answering our questions on Tolkien, mythology and creative writing, especially creating characters and world-building. All are welcome to join us for this special chat.

Anne C. Petty received her Ph.D. in English Literature from Florida State University. Her doctoral dissertation was published as One Ring to Bind Them All: Tolkien’s Mythology. She has since written Tolkien in the Land of Heroes: Discovering the Human Spirit and recently published a book that includes a chapter on Tolkien, Dragons of Fantasy. Her first fantasy novel, Thin Line Between, will be published in May 2005, part of a four-book series titled The Wandjina Quartet.

In addition to her book writing, Ms Petty has taught English Literature, Creative Writing, and Journalism at both the secondary and university level, and has published in the fields of literary criticism, technical writing and editing, the arts, and multimedia development. Learn more about Anne Petty on her website at

This will be a moderated Q&A session, and HoF staff are now accepting questions. So if you have a question for Anne and can’t make it on the day, please you us your question right now and we’ll ask it for you! Simply e-mail it in to right now.