Debut author Lori M. Lee talks about Gates of Thread and Stone and how books like The Hobbit inspired her to become a writer. Gates of Thread and Stone doesn't release until August 5, but you can read it first here. Learn how below.
Describe your new book, Gates of Thread and Stone, in just two sentences. Gates of Thread and Stone is about a girl who can manipulate the threads of time. When her brother goes missing, she risks getting caught up in a revolution in order to save him.
What book or books inspired you to become a writer? The Hobbit was my introduction to epic fantasy, and I’ve since loved everything about Middle Earth. Other fantasy influences that I fell in love early with are The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe and The Phantom Tollbooth.
Who are some of your favorite writers from the past or present? J.R.R. Tolkien, of course. But I also have a mad author crush on Neil Gaiman, R.L. Stine (who inspired me to write terrible horror novels in my youth), Holly Black, Margaret Atwood, Leigh Bardugo, and Lois Lowry.
What new novels are you looking forward to this Fall? So many! Beware the Wild by Natalie C. Parker, which sounds creepily fantastic. The Young Elites by Marie Lu, because I loved her Legend series. Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis. And Silvern by Christina Farley, because I loved Gilded.
What can we expect from Book 2 in the Gates of Thread and Stone series? Kai will learn more about the world beyond Ninurta and discover the true extent of her abilities.
Is there a question that you haven’t been asked that you have been dying to answer? You can probably guess the question by my answer: Yes, I am totally cool with fan fiction and fan art.
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