It Never Gets Old: House of Earth and Blood Author, Sarah J. Maas on Holding her Finished Novel

It Never Gets Old: House of Earth and Blood Author, Sarah J. Maas on Holding her Finished Novel

1) If I looked at your internet history, what would it reveal about you?

That I’m mother of a 20-month old boy who just discovered “Baby Shark” and I’ve had to endure listening to it (and watching the video) an ungodly number of times. True story: my son is now so obsessed with this song that we’ve heard him over the baby monitor singing it to himself as he falls asleep!

2) How does it feel to hold your book in your hands?

So surreal. I’ve published a bunch of books by now, and every single time, I get a little bit choked up the moment I finally get to hold the finished book in my hands. It never gets old.

3) Do you write about people you know?

Definitely not! I try to keep the people in my life out of my writing, though some experiences I’ve had definitely have made their way into my writing in various forms (mostly emotions). But my family members are constantly looking for themselves in my books, and I have to keep explaining that it’s not the case!

4) Are you able to switch off at the end of a day of writing? If so, how?

Definitely. Especially now that I’m a mom, I find myself wanting to switch off when I’m done for the day so I can be present with my son and enjoy every second with him. But once he’s off to bed, my husband and I usually make ourselves a nice dinner, maybe have a glass of wine, and binge a TV show or watch a movie (recent favorite movies: Parasite and Knives Out).

5) What’s your daily writing routine like and what are you working on at the moment?

It’s pretty simple: wake up, play with my son for a little bit around breakfast, then after a few cups of tea, head into my office to write for most of the day. I take a break midday to exercise for an hour, then have a quick lunch, then keep writing until my son’s dinner and/or bath time. After that, I’m done for the day, and I can unwind.

Right now, I’m working on my edits for the next Court of Thorns and Roses novel (also known as the Nesta/Cassian novel!), and gearing up to write the first draft of the sequel to Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood!

Reviews

Have a Sneak Peek at House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

Review | Extract

16 March 2020

Have a Sneak Peek at House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

    House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas is Unforgettable, Rich and Fantastic

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    10 March 2020

    House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas is Unforgettable, Rich and Fantastic

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      Publisher details

      House of Earth and Blood
      Authors
      Sarah J Maas, Sarah J. Maas
      Publisher
      Bloomsbury
      Genres
      Fantasy, Fiction
      Released
      03 March, 2020

      Synopsis

      #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas launches her brand-new CRESCENT CITY series with House of Earth and Blood: the story of half-Fae and half-human Bryce Quinlan as she seeks revenge in a contemporary fantasy world of magic, danger, and searing romance. Bryce Quinlan had the perfect life-working hard all day and partying all night-until a demon murdered her closest friends, leaving her bereft, wounded, and alone. When the accused is behind bars but the crimes start up again, Bryce finds herself at the heart of the investigation. She'll do whatever it takes to avenge their deaths.Hunt Athalar is a notorious Fallen angel, now enslaved to the Archangels he once attempted to overthrow. His brutal skills and incredible strength have been set to one purpose-to assassinate his boss's enemies, no questions asked. But with a demon wreaking havoc in the city, he's offered an irresistible deal: help Bryce find the murderer, and his freedom will be within reach.As Bryce and Hunt dig deep into Crescent City's underbelly, they discover a dark power that threatens everything and everyone they hold dear, and they find, in each other, a blazing passion-one that could set them both free, if they'd only let it.With unforgettable characters, sizzling romance, and page-turning suspense, this richly inventive new fantasy series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas delves into the heartache of loss, the price of freedom-and the power of love.
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      About the author

      Sarah J Maas

      Sarah J. Maas wrote the first incarnation of her debut novel, Throne of Glass, when she was just sixteen. Since its publication, it has been shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Teen Book of the Year and has sold in sixteen languages. The sequels, Crown of Midnight and Heir of Fire, are New York Times bestsellers. When Sarah is not writing, she can be found watching everything from Star Wars to Hayao Miyazaki films and reading fairy tales.

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