You asked...and she answered! A special thanks to Samantha Shannon for answering all of YOUR questions about The Bone Season, The Mime Order, advice on writing, and more. From some sneak peeks of her upcoming book to tips about the publishing industry, there are a lot of fun new facts. Enjoy!
"Tell the story you want to tell, not the one you think you should be telling." -Samantha Shannon
How do you go about choosing/creating names for your characters? Names like Pleione or Arcturus? (From @DuggaHorseUp & Ellensheda)
The Rephaim’s names all come from the naemes of stars. Some, but not all, have meanings that are significant to the story. Sargas, for example, means “seizer” or “smiter”, which is appropriate for that family of Rephai…
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UPDATE: You can check out all of Samantha's answers to your questions HERE! Enjoy!
Calling all The Bone Season fans!
We have the exclusive opportunity to ask the creator behind The Bone Season, Samantha Shannon, any and ALL of your questions!
So... what do you want to know? Ask anything about...
- The Bone Season
- The second book in the series, The Mime Order (released in 2015)
- Her advice about writing
Tell us your burning questions by this Friday, November 14! Post questions in the comment section below, tweet them at us, or write them on our Facebook wall.
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Hey there Bone Season fans!
Some really fun news!! Samantha Shannon was SO sweet and tweeted back at our Wikia YA Twitter account...here is the tweet so enjoy :)!Read more >
The Mime Order cover was FINALLY revealed...and it is looking mighty fine. The Mime Order is the second book in The Bone Season series. It will focus on Paige Mahoney, who is public enemy number one of the Scion. It will also deal with the clairvoyant community, which is in total disarray.
Tell us a little bit about what this new cover symbolizes.
SAMANTHA SHANNON: I can’t say a great deal about the combination of images without spoiling the plot, but both the moth and the flower both appear in the first book, so you should have some idea of what they mean.
Did the immediate success of the first novel surprise you at all?
Absolutely. I definitely wasn’t expecting it to become a New York Times best-seller in its first week.
I know you’ve outline…
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Samantha Shannon went back to her old school this week to inspire future authors with her broad success story. She met students in year 7 and year 8 at the Bishop Ramsey Church of England school in Hume Way, Ruislip. She only left the school in 2010 so most of her old teachers are still there.
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