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.

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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. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Colin Craven of Frances Hodgson Burnett's the Secret Garden. Blond, daddy issues, rules the world from his sickbed... my kind of guy. Tied with Darcy, because everyone loves Darcy.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Mary Robinson, the first woman president of Ireland!

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I tend to get over-excited and very, very loud. I rein myself in when people flinch and dogs start howling

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Writing! Really. When I was five I wanted to be a ballet dancer, but by six the dream job was set.

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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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