Sarah Rees Brennan

Sarah Rees Brennan is the author of the critically acclaimed Unspoken. The first book of her Demon’s Lexicon series received three starred reviews and was an ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults. Unspoken and Team Human, a novel cowritten with Justine Larbalestier, were YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults picks and TAYSHAS picks. Visit her at SarahReesBrennan.com.

Books by this Author

Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy
The Bane Chronicles
Born to Endless Night
Bitter of Tongue
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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. I may not agree with a word you say, but would defend to the death your right to say it was Voltaire's first, but it's a good one!

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I tend to get over-excited and very, very loud. I rein myself in when people flinch and dogs start howling

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Writing! Really. When I was five I wanted to be a ballet dancer, but by six the dream job was set.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Reading in a bubble bath. It's lucky my housemates sometimes need the bathroom, otherwise I might never get any writing done.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. I have this awful fear of seaweed. I once read a book where a magical storm caused seaweed to rise up and eat a girl, and I still eye big clumps of seaweed warily when I go on walks down the beach.

Author Voices

November 09, 2009

When people talk about being a writer, the first words that come to mind are glamour and artistic parties like Charles Dickens used to mix cocktails for. Whether you're starving in a garret or living in a castle like JK Rowling, I had this image of the author as a flawless, composed individual, serene in the knowledge they were creating art. Maybe with the occasional (very artistic, of course) fit of temperament. Then I became an author. The first word that sprang to mind was 'terror.' I got the idea for my book on a ghost tour through Exeter, when I was led down cellar steps by a fiend in the shape of a tour guide and presented unexpectedly with a... see more

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