I just returned from NW Bookfest where, on a panel, author Mark Teppo referred to urban fantasy authors who make up their own monsters as “special snowflakes.”
Well guess what? I am special, because I think UF has to open itself beyond the same stock supernatural characters if it’s going to survive long term.
I’m also a snowflake, in that I melt when you touch me with your tongue.
I hope that’s clear.