Patricia C. Wrede is the author of many fantasy and historical fantasy novels among which are:
The Chronicles of the Enchanted Forest Series
The Lyra Series
The Kate and Cecy books
The Mairelon books
several short stories and standalone novels in both the fantasy and science-fiction genres
In short, she's a pro and she knows what she is talking about. And she blogs about writing!! How great is that? I seldom find an established author blogging about more than their book tours or latest release. Ms. Wrede's blogposts are insightful and so good. She blogs on Sundays and Wednesdays usually. Her blog also has pages referencing her bibliography, about her, favorite links, and a FAQ page. Hope on over and take a look and definitely spend some time combing through her blog archive. Here is the link.