Some notes from the questions portion of tonight’s event!
She is a proud hufflepuff bc of the common room, husband is Gryffindor
She would be in the Night Court bc she hates the sun
Cassian is Gryffindor
Azriel is ravenclaw
Mor is Gryffindor
Rhys is slytherin
Feyre is hufflepuff (she literally said slytherpuff)
Unsung hero of acotar is Suriel!!!
Favorite power is Helion’s libraries
Mates can be same gender, as we saw in ACOWAR
Inspiration for Rhys is not her husband!!! They are both tall and handsome with dark hair, but rhys and Feyre’s bond *is* inspired by their relationship. Rhys also walked into her head like aelin and became Sarah’s second husband.
Lorcan vs Cassian, we win and they draw. They would fight to a stalemate then go get a beer and bond over lady problems. Then likely go to the Spring Court and start trouble.
Rhys vs Fenrhys are equally attractive, depends on preference.
Jamie (from Outlander) and Rhys would be friends but would be constantly in silent competition with each other.
(Always imagines rain clouds and white tee shirt contests with her guy characters, and abs)
She is more like feyre on her quiet days, more like aelin on most days, but identifies most with Fleetfoot.
Her deadlines are plotted out for years, so she has no option but to sit and write. Writing is a muscle that needs to be used and built. Her advice to aspiring writers is to not listen to the people who tell you to write something “serious or a real book.” If someone says “you can’t” tell them “watch me,” at least in your head. Keep your goal as your focus. Find the time and write. Do it!!!! Treat it seriously.
She would sit down everyday and write, even if it’s only 10 minutes a day. It’s the only way to get it done.
Quoted A League of Their Own, said that if it wasn’t hard everyone would do it. You have to hustle.
Each spinoff will be a stand alone novel and follow a different pairing in each. They will all eventually be connected in the end.
One might be a snow queen retelling. One might be a Russian/swan lake retelling but at this point she won’t give more details than that yet.
TOD runs parallel to EOS, it’s a “meanwhile on the southern continent.” Wrote 20,000 words in the first day and was chater 4. 193,000 words later and it’s the same length as EOS.
The timeline lines up perfectly. Nesryn, Chaol, and Irene plotlines and pov.
TOD never feels like work and is as close to her heart as HOF was. Is excited every time she reads it and edits. She was excited to expand on the TOG world. The southern continent is highly influenced by the Mongolian empire.
She is a huge G. Khan fangirl.
READ TOD BEFORE FINAL TOG. Major game changers and reveals, it all weaves together.
Editor who read TOD for review hated Chaol going into TOD, but she came out loving Chaol after.
SJM loves the journey and she cried a lot working on the book.
She reccomends Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Post ACOWAR read the Fever series (blonde southern girl tries to solve her sister’s murder). Star Touched Queen.
Her patronus (she wanted hers to be a velociraptor), she got an akami (sp?), the feathery-serpant creature from fantastic beasts.