Trivia Thursday – Contemporary Fantasy Authors

Justice is served

Alright, my legally related posts don’t get a lot of answers and I know I made the last one way too hard.  So here’s some trivia for the bookworm geeks in all of us 🙂

1. What author started out writing high fantasy and wrote an urban fantasy to show his writing teacher how bad it’d be, and that ended up being not only a published book, but the beginning of a series that made him famous?

2. What urban fantasy author not only writes about polyamory but practices it (apparently successfully) in her own life?

3. What author went from being a poor single mother on welfare in the UK to being richer than the Queen of England thanks to her bestselling (and I do mean best as in beating out everything else in our generation) book series?

4. What Utah author self-published his first book and got a publishing deal with Baen because the self-published (which was the kiss of death at the time) book involving guns and monsters did so well? (Hint hint, because that’s not a lot to go off of, he’s at the center of the Hugo Controversy right now.) (And a little aside, he’s a friend of my boyfriend’s who came to visit.  During dinner I didn’t realize he was a real author and instead of grilling him on writing and publishing like I should’ve been, we spent most of the time talking about Utah, mostly me giving him shit about living there voluntarily and being Mormon 🙂

On Thursdays I’ll give you 3 to 7 questions on the law, literature, writing and/or science.

I’m holding you to the honor’s system.  No cheating, yes, that includes Googling and reading prior comments before you answer yourself. 🙂 For every answer correct, you get me to answer something on your blog, like critiquing a piece, and anyone who gets all questions of the week correct gets me re-posting a recent post of theirs.

The point of this is to engage and have fun, and hopefully learn something.  I’ll post the answers on Fridays around noon.

Go to the link and answer the questions in the comments section.  Honors system so no Googling 🙂

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2 thoughts on “Trivia Thursday – Contemporary Fantasy Authors

  1. 1. Butcher?

    2. No idea. (is should be it though)

    3. Rowling

    4. Correia

    I enjoyed your comments over at Sarah’s blog, so I thought I’d check yours out. Unfortunately, I’m not an aspiring writer, just a voracious reader, but keep up the good work, and keep posting. 🙂

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  2. Three out of four! And yeah, I love running my mouth on Sarah’s blog. It’s so political and passionate over there, reminds me of law school 🙂

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