Sarah Rees Brennan

Sarah Rees Brennan is the New York Times bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Unspoken and The Demon’s Lexicon trilogy. Her most recent book, In Other Lands, was a Hugo Award finalist. Visit her at SarahReesBrennan.com.

Books by this Author

Ghosts of the Shadow Market
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 greatest fear?

A. I have this awful fear of seaweed. I once read a book where a magical storm caused seaweed to rise up and eat a girl, and I still eye big clumps of seaweed warily when I go on walks down the beach.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. on a cruise ship around the Caribbean islands, with Jake Gyllenhall naturally by my side, bringing me an iced lemonade

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!)

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Grainne the Pirate Queen. Once she locked her husband out of his castle, and declared that it was hers now. We've all had days like that!

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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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