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rachelmanija ([personal profile] rachelmanija) wrote2017-03-14 10:49 am

AMA (Ask Me Anything) about the Change series! (Non-spoilery post)

In honor of the upcoming release of Rebel (Book 3).

Ask me anything about the series, the characters, the world, etc. Sherwood will be popping in too!

This post allows spoilers for Stranger but not Hostage. There is a spoilery post which allows spoilers for both books that are out now.

Ask questions here in this post!
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[personal profile] skygiants 2017-03-14 06:29 pm (UTC)(link)
I am curious what POVs we're going to get in the new book!
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[personal profile] skygiants 2017-03-14 06:39 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm excited by all of these, but as you know, I am especially excited for the return of Felicite POV! Is Yuki offscreen for the course of the book, though?
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[personal profile] oracne 2017-03-14 08:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Will there be any new characters?
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[personal profile] oracne 2017-03-15 01:08 am (UTC)(link)
Ooh!
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[personal profile] sholio 2017-03-14 09:18 pm (UTC)(link)
In a shared series like this, I'm curious how you and Sherwood create and develop characters for the series - that is, do you have some characters that are "yours" or "hers", do you show up to a brainstorming session with an idea for a new character and then develop them together, or is it entirely a shared process from the initial concept? Or does it vary?
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[personal profile] laurashapiro 2017-03-15 12:15 am (UTC)(link)
What made you decide to make food so significant to these books, and can we get any Los Anclas recipes?
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[personal profile] thistleingrey 2017-03-15 03:57 am (UTC)(link)
I love Dr. Lee. Other characters, too, but I just wanted to note that. :)
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[personal profile] laurashapiro 2017-03-15 07:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks for answering! I think the decision to feature food and cooking as a window into the different subcultures in Las Anclas was an extremely shrewd one -- it helped me connect not just to the individuals but to the families right away.

I wasn't thinking of a specific recipe, so any you wanted to share would be welcome!
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[personal profile] nenya_kanadka 2017-03-15 08:22 am (UTC)(link)
I think I remember you saying that Becky Callahan is bi, is that right? And does she get to kiss girls in this one?

I can't wait to get back into this series. I had such a great time with the other two.

Oh! My other question. Is that lady whose face is half weird in this one? I loved her (but can't remember her name right off the top of my head). .....and now I can't remember if that character is a spoiler for Hostage or not! Sorry.
Edited 2017-03-15 08:24 (UTC)
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[personal profile] nenya_kanadka 2017-03-16 05:50 am (UTC)(link)
I love the "she only likes girls" description--it fits both the social setting and also my life. :P (I have a big queer bubble around me, what can I say.) And oh yeah Brisa! She's fun.

Just started Rebel tonight! :D
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[personal profile] isabelknight 2017-03-15 11:45 am (UTC)(link)
Did Hostage ever come out in hard copy? Will Rebel be available in print? I received a print copy of Stranger as a gift a few years back, but since I have a thing about keeping series in the same format (paperback, hardcover, nook, kindle, google books, etc), I haven't picked up Hostage, since the first I heard of it, someone told me it was available in ebook format only. I'd rather have the whole series in print than ebook, although I'm willing to re-buy Stranger in e-format if I can't get the others in print.
Edited 2017-03-15 11:46 (UTC)
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[personal profile] laurashapiro 2017-03-15 07:02 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, I'm so glad to know Hostage is out in paper! ::puts on list::
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[personal profile] nenya_kanadka 2017-03-16 05:53 am (UTC)(link)
I suddenly know what I want for my next paper book purchase!