New York Times bestselling author, Tui T. Sutherland, plus special guest and Tui’s long-time book editor Amanda Maciel, celebrated the release of The Flames of Hope ! This event featured a live discussion of the thrilling conclusion to the Lost Continent Prophecy arc in the Wings of Fire (FIFTEEN book) series !
Enthusiastic fans joined Tui and Amanda on stage to ask detailed questions! One fan, named Willow, wanted to know Tui’s favorite tribe of all time, and we find out that Tui has two categories of classification: the tribe she would like to be a part of and the tribe she liked writing the most.
Drummmm rolllll please…Tui would want to be a part of the “Ring Wings” because they sleep a lot! LOL! I resonate with that response wholeheartedly. Her favorite tribe to write about was “Leaf Wings” and “Ice Wings!”
I personally loved her distinction between which tribe she would join and which she enjoyed writing the most, because it gave us a glimpse of the serious effort that goes into her artistry.
Another fan named Emmeline joined the stage to ask a question, “How do you come up with the names for the characters?” Tui shared that she has a list of each tribe's possible names based on the characteristics of that tribe. She then spends a lottttt of time picking names that she feels are most appropriate for the personality of that individual.
A fan named Z also asked another awesome question about “Blue”, and if Blue was named after the gorgeous blue morpho butterfly. Tui shares that there are actually several butterflies that have blue in their name, and that Blue’s name seemed to fit the qualities of the character perfectly.
Z definitely isn't the only one who can see the similarities between Blue and the blue morpho butterfly; check out this side by side!
Grab a copy of this incredible book! Plus each one is available as graphic novels, and there is also an official coloring book based on the series!
Big thanks to Scholastic and Barnes & Noble for this collab. We loved having this creative mind join us and can’t wait to see her next masterpiece!