Sarah Rees Brennan

Sarah Rees Brennan is the author of the critically acclaimed Unspoken. The first book of her Demon’s Lexicon series received three starred reviews and was an ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults. Unspoken and Team Human, a novel cowritten with Justine Larbalestier, were YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults picks and TAYSHAS picks. Visit her at SarahReesBrennan.com.

Books by this Author

Through Blood, Through Fire
Cast Long Shadows
Son of the Dawn
Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy
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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. I may not agree with a word you say, but would defend to the death your right to say it was Voltaire's first, but it's a good one!

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I can find the fun in most situations.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. I really love Gaston from Disney's Beauty and the Beast. He has the best villain song ever! There's also Shakespeare's Richard III, who was terribly charming. (Villains often are...)

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Abseiling in six inch heels! (Secretly, my first book, but the abseiling was pretty impressive.)

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. The Little Things by Danny Elfman, Venetia Teng's Harbour, The Book of Love by such heights, Hero by Bonnie Tyler, So Macho by sinitta. (I'm not kidding about those last two!)

Author Voices

November 09, 2009

When people talk about being a writer, the first words that come to mind are glamour and artistic parties like Charles Dickens used to mix cocktails for. Whether you're starving in a garret or living in a castle like JK Rowling, I had this image of the author as a flawless, composed individual, serene in the knowledge they were creating art. Maybe with the occasional (very artistic, of course) fit of temperament. Then I became an author. The first word that sprang to mind was 'terror.' I got the idea for my book on a ghost tour through Exeter, when I was led down cellar steps by a fiend in the shape of a tour guide and presented unexpectedly with a... see more

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