Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all had a good week since I last did one of these, I met up with my friends last weekend and we had a really great time, it’s definitely been so much nicer since we’ve been able to see other people!
Anyway, since it’s Tuesday, it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday, courtesy of Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week we’re talking Questions I’d Ask My Favourite Authors, it’s hard to know what hasn’t been asked in the age of social media, but hopefully I’ll come up with some interesting things!
- To VE Schwab: What can we expect from Threads of Power?
I know she’s probably not able to tell us much more than she already has about this one, but I can’t help it, I’m so excited about the spinoff series to Shades of Magic and I want to know more!
2. To Rick Riordan: Will you ever come to the UK for an event? Please?
It’s never going to happen because he doesn’t tour outside the US, but it would be really great if one day he did!
3. To Maggie Stiefvater: How do you come up with such brilliantly strange ideas?
Maggie Stiefvater’s books are always so wonderfully odd and I would love to know where those ideas come from, because my brain could never come up with something like the plot of The Raven Cycle.
4. To Sarah J Maas: Is the Throne of Glass adaptation still happening?
We haven’t had any news about the TV show of Throne of Glass (Queen of Shadows) in a while, which has me wondering if it is actually going to go ahead or not.
5. To Derek Landy: What comes next after Skulduggery’s over?
There’s only a couple more books left in the Skulduggery series, so I’m curious as to what Derek Landy has planned for when there’s no more Skulduggery. I wasn’t a massive fan of Demon Road (at least after the first book), so I’m hoping that I’ll like whatever he has planned next more than that.
6. To Leigh Bardugo: Do you know how the Grishaverse will end?
Obviously I wouldn’t want to know exact details, because I don’t want to be spoiled, but I would be interested to know if Leigh Bardugo has an endgame in mind for the Grishaverse, and if that has changed over the years.
7. To Samantha Shannon: Can you give us a hint as to where we might be going in TBS 5?
We’ve been visiting different areas of the Scion Republic in each Bone Season book, we’ve done Oxford, London, Manchester, Edinburgh and the TBS 4 is taking us to Paris so I’m curious as to where we’ll be going in the fifth book.
8. To Alwyn Hamilton: Who is your favourite character in The Notorious Virtues?
The Notorious Virtues might have been pushed back to an as yet unknown date, but I’m definitely curious about the characters in this book and how the world will compare to Rebel as it’s a different part of the same universe.
9. To Neal Shusterman: What attracted you to writing dystopia?
Both of Neal Shusterman’s most famous series are dystopian/utopian futures and I just wonder what interested him in exploring those. It’s always intrigued me how dystopian writers come up with all these ideas of how our future could be awful!
10. To Amanda Foody: You’ve written across different age categories (though the MG is yet to be published), how does your approach change when writing for a younger as opposed to an older audience?
I’ve only ever written YA books, and I love seeing my favourite authors writing across genres, especially the YA ones who write adult as I’ve been starting to lean more towards adult books in recent years, but I’m always curious as to if it changes the way authors approach their writing depending on the audience (especially as a journalist where audience is definitely a massive factor as to how you approach a story).
So there we go, those are the questions that I would ask my favourite authors! What would you ask your favourite authors? Do we share any? Let me know in the comments!
I will be back with another Top Ten Tuesday next week, this time we’ll be talking Books That Make Me Hungry, which should be another fun one.