Tell us a secret about your most recent book.
"Spider's real name is Jesse. Someone asked about that on Twitter, and a big discussion followed. I thought they were going to break into Team Jesse vs. Team Spider and tear him apart like Elli did to the snapshot at the pesantren!" - Heidi Kling, author of Sea.
"Originally the murderer in Other was supposed to be a completely different character, who still appears in this draft..." - Karen Kincy, author of Other.
"Hmm—a secret . . . Okay, here's one: the theater in The Replacement is named after a real place that doesn't exist anymore. The real-life Starlight didn't look exactly like the one in the book, but it did have pool tables. The version in the book has a better stage." - Brenna Yovanoff, author of The Replacement.
"Three things: 1.) I wrote The Lost Saint because I realized that my main character had only gotten ½ of what she wanted in the first book—and she still desperately wants both. 2.) There’s an homage in the book to my favorite superhero, Wonder Woman. 3.) A bedazzler makes an (epic and deadly) appearance in TLS that changed the course of the entire book when I got the inspiration (from my best friend) to add it." - Bree Despain, author of The Dark Divine.
"In Autumn Winifred Oliver Does Things Different, Autumn’s older sister Katie is based on the older sister of a dear friend. Katie’s two best friends are named Shirley and Linda, two of my wonderful writer friends who critiqued numerous versions of the manuscript. And Selling Hope is set in Chicago because I have many relatives there, and the city holds a special place in my heart, as it does for Hope." - Kristin Tubb, author of Selling Hope.
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