Friday, October 14, 2011

Fan Letter Friday (18)

This is fan letter friday. All the time I see nice, special, kind and good authors on twitter, facebook, their own blog, etc. that I make friends with or follow on accident and I adore them. I like them as more than authors. I like them as people. So, I decided, since I don't have time to review every single book these people have written, I'm going to write to them. I am going to flaunt my love for them all over the internet and hopefully brighten their day. I am going to sound, insane, rambly and possibly like a stalker, but that's just part of the fun right?

Dear Laini Taylor (Author of Daughter of Smoke and Bone and many others),

I've never known anyone with pink hair. I'd expect you'd get looked at a lot. It's very interesting. My entire life I've wanted purple or blue (like Karou) hair or at the very least, hair that was streaked those colors. Sadly, my wish has still not come true, but I'm hoping for it to soon. (I just have to wait for the salon to make their blue hair dye.)

What was it like to write Daughter of Smoke and Bone? I mean aside from the normal deadline stress and frantic plotting. Your book is just so different from anything I've ever read before (which is a good thing.) I just have to wonder when you were writing Karou or Madrigal, did it ever feel... bigger than you? It's that feeling where you're creating something so imense and magical that it feels like it couldn't possibly all be coming from you. Or, was it more like pulling teeth (*giggle*) for every single word? Where you know without a doubt that you fought every second to bring that story to life. I'm very fascinated by this.

I also have to wonder who was easiest or maybe the most enjoyable to write. I completely confess to loving Brimstone, probably more than I should.

How were you influced by other things when writing Daughter? The demons all remind me of youkai and hanyous, like from Inuyasha or even standard Japanese lore. Are you a big anime watcher or manga reader? I loved, loved, loved, loved, loved times infinity all of your names. Some characters, I have to wonder how on earth the author came up with those names, wether they be too weird or too plain. Yours though were all so lovely and thought out. I adored Karou and Akiva's names, even if every time I read her name I thought about Rurouni Kenshin. I bow to you, queen of names.

I hope you have endless fun writing books, playing with Clementine and being with your husband! :)


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