” I grew up in a predominantly white community – Hinsdale, Illinois – and given that, I feel blessed because I could still count my experiences with blatant racism on two hands. I thought racism was the substitute teacher picking on you because she assumes that you’re a delinquent, and she doesn’t know you have the highest score in the class. “


” Every first draft sucks, so when you have your favorite novel, and you’re like, ‘Wow, this is a masterpiece,’ and then you write your first draft, and you’re like, ‘This is really bad,’ and then you’re like ‘I can’t do this because this is nowhere close.’ When, in reality, the book you loved so much started out just as crappy. “


” The power of fantasy is that you can make people understand the deeper realities of our world in a way that they wouldn’t normally be able to because of all the things in our world that closes them off. “


” What’s demanded from us black creatives is both a blessing and a curse, because it pushes you to be your absolute best. You cannot be anything less. “


” I had a lot of different reasons for writing the book, but at its core was the desire to write for black teenage girls growing up reading books they were absent from. That was my experience as a child. ‘Children of Blood and Bone’ is a chance to address that. To say you are seen. “


” You can make something out of every unfinished story and every rejection if you work at it. “


” You’re never wasting your time as long as you learn from every single thing you do, whether you feel like those attempts are successful or not. “


” You need a community to succeed. In the back of every book is an acknowledgments page full of all the people it took to get that writer to the book you’re holding. “



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I grew up in a predominantly white community - Hinsdale, Illinois - and given that, I feel blessed because I could still count my experiences with blatant racism on two hands. I thought racism was the substitute teacher picking on you because she assumes that you
Every first draft sucks, so when you have your favorite novel, and you


The power of fantasy is that you can make people understand the deeper realities of our world in a way that they wouldn
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I had a lot of different reasons for writing the book, but at its core was the desire to write for black teenage girls growing up reading books they were absent from. That was my experience as a child.
You can make something out of every unfinished story and every rejection if you work at it.
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You need a community to succeed. In the back of every book is an acknowledgments page full of all the people it took to get that writer to the book you
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