We've just released a new podcast episode! This week, we sat down with Tui Sutherland, author of the bestselling Wings of Fire series, and her editor, Amanda Maciel.
Tui and Amanda talk about how the wildly popular middle grade series came to be and what their editing process is like. They also talk about how different that process was working on the upcoming graphic novel of Wings of Fire #1, which will be in stores in January 2018!
"It was like watching a photo come into focus," Amanda says, referring to the rounds of sketches that would eventually become final art.
Tui also shared some exciting, breaking news: She and Amanda have signed up five more Wings of Fire books, so expect the dragon adventures to continue in books 11-15!
One of my favorite parts of the episode is when Tui talks about her unique childhood. Her family moved often, and she spent most of her childhood in South America. She spent five years in Paraguay where she read nearly all of the children's books in her school's library. Some of her favorites? Dragonsong, A Wrinkle in Time, and the Nancy Drew series.