Interview with Author, Laini Taylor

Interview with Author, Laini Taylor

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Episode Title:

Ep. 19 - Interview with Author, Laini Taylor

Guest Bio:

Laini Taylor is the New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling author of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy, the Strange the Dreamer duology, and other books. She’s been translated into more than thirty languages, shortlisted for the National Book Award, and won a Printz Honor. You can find more about writing, as well as a warm and active community of writers at all stages, at her Patreon and Discord, where she meets with members on Zoom every week.

Episode Summary:

In this episode, Alix and Kelly interview Laini Taylor—one of their favorite fantasy authors of all time—to discuss her books, her inspiration and what she's working on next!

Topics Discussed:

  • [2:20] When did you know you wanted to be a writer?
  • [3:16] What was your first published book and the story behind getting it published?
  • [6:33] When you get a new idea for a book, how do you begin to bring it to life?
  • [11:36] What scenes from your books have been your favorites to write?
  • [17:55] Thanks for taking a chance on LitJoy Laini!
  • [23:01] Can you tell us why the gods are blue in your Strange the Dreamer duology?
  • [24:50] When Lazlo Strange stole the show
  • [28:50] Which character from your own books would you want to be?
  • [32: 27] Tell us more about Minya, Kelly's favorite of all your characters
  • [40:58] Where did you find your inspiration to write Daughter of Smoke and Bone?
  • [45:18] Travel and talk about being a Navy brat
  • [52:20] What book are you working on writing right now?
  • [56:21] Will the characters from Daughter of Smoke and Bone ever meet the characters from Strange the Dreamer?
  • [58:00] Alix and Kelly's secret projects!
  • [1:01:35] Lighting Question Round!
  • If you could sit down to tea with any author, living or deceased, who. would it be and why?
  • What are you reading right now?
  • What book or author do you recommend to everyone?

Books Mentioned in This Episode by Laini Taylor:

Other Books Mentioned in This Episode:

  • Nettle & Bone by T.Kingfisher audiobook
  • The Vicious Graceby Emily Thiede (The Last Finestra, book 1) audiobook
  • This Cursed Light by Emily Thiede (The Last Finestra, book 2) audiobook
  • Little Thieves by Margaret Owen (Little Thieves, book 1) audiobook
  • Author, Frances Hardinge's books

Additional Resources:

Laini Taylor's Website

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