Hello lovely forum friends!

 

Thank you so much for your GREAT questions!  I wish I could answer every single one, but I also have to write Book Eleven (BOOK ELEVEN EEEEE I WANT TO TELL YOU EVERYTHING!) – so we’ve picked out a few, and I’m really sorry to everyone else who sent wonderful questions I wasn’t able to get to!

 

Diving right in!:

 

What can you tell us about the Lost Continent and the new tribes?

 

Hmmmm, that depends on how much I can sneak past my editor! ;-) Let’s see . . . I can tell you I’ve seen sketches of the new tribes and they are SO BEAUTIFUL my heart exploded; Joy Ang is the queen of ALL THE THINGS. I can’t wait for you to see them! I also did lots of research for these dragons, which I’m excited to tell you about one day so you can all have the same nightmares I gave myself. (The dragons aren’t nightmarish, mostly, but the research was!) :)

 

Certain things about the tribal structures are the same—the Lost Continent tribes also have queens, for instance—but certain things are very different, and a lot of that is because of how the last two thousand years of their history has gone. Much like Pyrrhia at the beginning of Book One, Pantala (yes, that’s the name of the Lost Continent, spelled that way) is in kind of a bad situation . . . but then, that’s why we have dragon heroes, right? (And dragons who don’t want to be heroes, but have to be anyway!)

 

Also, the new dragons are ACK! *smothered by editor, dragged off trying to pantomime secrets...*

 

 

Were there any major difficulties in converting a written novel to graphic novel format, and if so, what were they?

 

Oh, such a good question! I mostly got to avoid the difficulties because we had a wonderful graphic novel author, Barry Deutsch, do the initial adaptation for me—so he’s the one who had to take my PAGES AND PAGES of deep inner rambling and convert it into “Panel 2: Clay makes a heartbroken face.” (Actually, most of it was probably “Clay makes a confused face!” Awww, Clay.) 

 

And he also had to condense my dialogue into sentences that can fit in bubbles. You may have noticed I love writing characters who talk a LOT, so I’m sure that was a challenge for him, too! (And he hasn’t even gotten to Kinkajou yet! Ha ha oh dear!) So I really appreciated it—thank you, Barry!

 

And then I got Barry’s script and revised it a bit (adding back in a bunch of dialogue, because as the author of course I think it’s all ESSENTIAL) . . . and then I got the art pages and had to cut it all down again to, yes, fit in the bubbles. :)

 

Another challenge is that I think there are things one can write about which suddenly seem a lot more gruesome once they’re illustrated . . . so I kept making notes like “Ack, I know I wrote this, but must we have THIS much decapitation?” So I hope we managed to find the right balance between exciting action-packed dragon battles but not too much gore. (There might be a bit less scavenger eating in the graphic novels—fair warning!) 

 

 

Anything you can tell us about Clearsight? 

 

You will find out more about what happened to Clearsight after the end of Darkstalker! Book Eleven will begin with a prologue from her POV, with her arriving on the lost continent—and then chapter one will jump forward to a time more or less concurrent with the other books. But you’ll still be hearing about her . . . she definitely had an effect on the tribes she met.

 

 

Which character was easiest to write? Which character was hardest to write?

 

I found Clay really easy to write because I just adore him, and affable/kind-hearted/loyal/hungry all the time is exactly my kind of hero. I also found Clearsight surprisingly easy to write, because being that worried and imagining a million different futures is a little bit like being a writer in the middle of a story (or a mom in the middle of parenting!).

 

Turtle was definitely one of the hardest, as I’ve said before, because I’d deliberately made him enigmatic in Book Six, so I hadn’t quite figured him out all the way before starting Book Nine—and he’s not exactly a typical hero! (Although I think he definitely has the heart of one!) 

 

 

What are some suggestions for building new characters? 

 

I like to ask myself a lot of questions about each character, especially about what made them the way they are now. Often the answers are connected to what their parents and siblings were like—although I think not every dragon would react the same way to having a mom like Cobra or Coral, or a family like Winter’s. But knowing something about their background and memories helps the character feel more like a story than a snapshot, to me. 

 

 

Who is Scarlet's husband and is he still alive?? Scarlet's wedding was mentioned in beginning of DoD, and we MUST know who would marry her!

 

Scarlet’s husband is definitely dead, which seems like an inevitable consequence of marrying her, don’t you think? :) (Although I’m not sure he had any choice in the matter!) Maybe I’ll write more about them one day. . . .

 

 

Have dragons invented chocolate, either on Pantala or Pyrrhia?

 

I’m going to say yes, because what kind of world would it be without chocolate? 

 

 

Will Qibli and Moon be the main characters in the next arc? Or will it be a dragon from the new continent?

 

Book Eleven will focus on a dragon from the lost continent and introduce you to that world, and then I’ll gradually bring in characters from the first ten books, so hopefully we’ll get to see most of them again one way or another! And to answer another, related question that came up a few times: I promise you have not seen the last of Umber and Sora!

 

 

Ummm apparently someone at the release party was able to hold the graphic novel and read it...so it's ready?! Why is it taking months to be released then?

 

Ha ha, this is a great question! Especially because we have discovered that it takes SO LONG to make a graphic novel—there are so many more people involved, and so much detail work! But you did hear right: what I brought to the release party is called a blad, which is basically a sample of the first twenty pages of the graphic novel. These are used to show people like booksellers (and me!) what the final book will look like (shiny and colorful and full of adorable Clay faces!). But it’s not the full book, only about twenty pages of it. Everyone’s working really hard on it, though, so it won’t be much longer! :)

 

 

Will the humans/scavengers ever play a role again?

 

Yes! I shouldn’t say more than that . . . but yes, I’m very interested in how the humans live in this world, and how they might interact with the dragons.

 

 

Who’s your favorite minor character?

 

Probably Cliff—he was so much fun to write!

 

 

OK, I’d better stop there—sorry again if I missed your question! There were so many good ones! Also, can I just say, your theme song suggestions for all the characters are AMAZING! They’re making me so so happy; you guys are so thoughtful and fascinating.

 

I hope you’re all having wonderful back-to-school days! We took the kids shopping for school supplies and my husband had to wrestle me out of the notebook aisle because ooooooooo soooo many pretty notebooks I neeeeds them...you fellow writers out there know what I mean! 

 

Thank you all again!

 

Tui :)

 

 

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The Rose Knight

 

Try harder

 

Gray is an excellent color

 

ProuMormon

"I forgive but I never forget."

 

 

 

  

 

Calling it: IceWings make the BEST chocolate 

 

Seriously have you ever had Russian chocolate? It's the best omg

 

 

Also I want all that juicy Clearsight info

 

AND I AM WHOLLY LOOKING FORWARD TO NIGHTMARE DRAGON LORE 

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trust me i wish i could say "i'm not a furry" but i'd be lying

Joy Ang is indeed the queen of all things. :) Thank you so much for answering our questions!

 

side question: can I adopt Kinkajou as my daughter please

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{Keep believing!}

 

{Happy Holidays!}

 

 

 

 

 

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can you tell me if there will be a movie

and can you add me Typhoon the SeaWing

 

and you write the best books

 

 

who ever reads this is a genius i will be doing this in most of my texts

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*laughs because she knows the feeling of having to remove gruesome things in graphic novels* Seriously, though, I wrote a novel that I'm trying to turn into a comic and... Brrr... Some things just don't belong in pictures. XD

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so this is kind of cool but last night i had a dream i met tui and i was asking her about how she came up with the ideas for the villians like vulture darkstalker and scarlet

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 i support #LGBTQ+

 

 

she/her

Bengal is my mother

 

Proud girl scout

AAAAA I'M SO EXCITED TO SEE AND HEAR ABOUT THE NEW TRIBES

IF THEY CAME FROM JOY ANG IT'S GONNA BE BEAUTIFUL

 

I'm interested in what the rough sketches of the tribes looked like... I bet they were really cool.

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EEEEEK!!!! SO MUCH EXCITE!!!!!

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SandWing at heart <3

holy heck the new info on pantala made my week

I'm guessing bug dragons?? Either way nightmare-y dragons I'm excited

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☆ cromch the bath bombs 

 

My graphic novel hype has increased significantly!!

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 loves that razzle dazzle aesthetic 

 i feel the lightning god in this chili's tonight

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Yus!

 

New Pantela info made my day!

 

Thanks, Tui! :D

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WHOA MY QUESTION GOT ANSWERED

 

Thanks Tui! 

 

*happy dances away*

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bye blue

whenever i read a WoF book i get a weird dream about it, Now im hearing of nightmare dragon lore.... :') Thats great.

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My angst is gone.

 

My skin is clear.

 

My grades are good.

 

Tui answered my question.

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Mer

 

 

Remember the lost

 

 

"Be proud of your place in the cosmos. It is small, and yet it is. How unlikely, how fantastic, and stupid, and excellent."

 

 

It's better to be alone. No one can hurt me then.

 

 

 

 

TUI ANSWERED MY CHOCOLATE QUESTION AAH

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spectral

 

it's a sad and a strange thing

but it's time and i am changing

 

CLIFF!!! Yay!!

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Look out for Tucuxi, Porpoise and Vaquita - SeaWing triplets, in my posts!

Do you think there will be a movie of Wings of Fire

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Also she can be any breed you want! Please!

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I am: Cloudbursor Solstice

My name looks so pretty right? WRONG.

Beware my storm.

Rainwing/Nightwing

 

Le Beanbag Potato

 

 

DRAGON RIDER

 

FANWING

 

GREENCLOAK 

 

 

And this is Snek, Cloudburst's pet snake.

 

 

Autumn's little sister!!

BOOM! POW! ! Yay, applause!

 

Thank you, thank you, thank you Tui!! I love all your answers and cannot WAIT until Book 11 is out! How will I survive?! I cannot wait to meet a bunch of new, exciting characters and I absolutely am PUMPED for the graphic novel. Thanks so much for answering all our questions!! * Is screaming wildly with joy and is running around in circles like a headless chicken * 

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Tuiiiiii Yesssssssss

 

 

XD strange thing I read tones of nightmare fuel alllll the time! Like Kelpies, sadly.

now I think seaweed is going to drown me but Ayyy it's my dislike of it because it's slimey and creepy!

 

 

 

BUT TUI YES NIGHTMARE FUEL ):3 this will be fun to read 

 

 

Also I have a question, do Dragons have ships and are there pirates because I have created Pirate Wings of fire characters of mine.

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Fossil

Dragon

 

L o n e r

 

Spaced Out

 

Ill stop wearing black when they make a darker color

 

All the people I know arent who they used to be

 

Always on the hunt for a little more time, Just another LA devotee!

 

Dec 15 2015

Please add Solstice to a future book!! Your writing is the best! Please, please, please, please!

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I am: Cloudbursor Solstice

My name looks so pretty right? WRONG.

Beware my storm.

Rainwing/Nightwing

 

Le Beanbag Potato

 

 

DRAGON RIDER

 

FANWING

 

GREENCLOAK 

 

 

And this is Snek, Cloudburst's pet snake.

 

 

Autumn's little sister!!

BOOM! POW! ! Yay, applause!

 

*flying hug-tackles Tui* 

OH MY GOOOOOSH

PANTALA 

LOST CONTIENT

NIGHTMARE DRAGONS

AHHH SCREEE 

Thanks so much Tui! This is SUPER COOL! And I'm sure I'm not the only one salivating with anticipation over the graphic novel and book elven :D 

I'm really hoping we get a little preview soon... AHHHHH NEW TRIBES MORE TO DRAW MORE OCS JUST AHHH

 

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<|RUBY SKY|>

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Queen of Strawberries and Unknown Words!

Maybe I dreamt you...

-there's so much more-

 

 

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#PrideForAll

 

Bye!

YUS

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Dynasty y’all

 

 

#donttrustcorners

 

 

I have 12 spouses.

Frostbyte and Happeh are my children.

Sharkboy and Lavagirl died in infinity war

 

 

I dont  a n t   t o   g  o

Aw man, I was hoping for some more Moon and Qibli adventures XD I really hope there are ships in the list continent. THERES GOTTA BE SHIPS RIGHT?! Oh and whatever happened to the Sunny, Starflight, and Fatespeaker triangle?

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 Call me... *~Reading~*   

Bringing you everyday fangirl since 2016             

Fanwing

Gryffindor 

Bookworm

  Jedi

Christan

Pegasister

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#TheShippingIsReal

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Faith

 

~Carpe Diem~

 

 

Queen of wolves and ravens

Owner of the Sparkwings

 

"If I don't show it, doesn't mean I don't feel it"

"Normal people have no idea how beautiful the darkness is..."

 

 

No longer active anymore, please remember me

 

Thank you SO MUCH Mrs. Sutherland!

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Hum de dum.....(what do I put here?)

 

1. I like playing games, like Starbound, Awesomenauts, and Geometry Dash.

 

2. I like reading books, like The Lord of The Rings and WoF.

 

3. I am a stickler for proper punctuation?! and spallingj.

 

4. Uhhhh.....

 

I can't wait to see the new tribes

 

AND DRAW THEM ALL

 

And ooh nightmare dragon lore, this sounds interesting

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Such is the path of a dreamer: I find my way by moonlight.

 

~Oncilla~

   

"The world won't end if you take a day to breathe." ~Riri

 

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Please can I have all the books on my i-pad? I would love them all. Thanks!

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Thanks Tui!! I'm so exicted for book 11 and the graphic novel!!! 

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~REY~

 

THE

Jedi

 Lunar

  Icewing

    Avenger

     Slytherin

       Nightfury

         BYU COUGAR

           #INFINITYWAR

This is wonderful information! Thanks, Tui! 

 

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Call me Dragon

I am A...

Christian! 

Bookworm!

RainWing!

#ReadersUnite

#CoverYourMirror

#PerilIsACampfire

#WingsOfFireForever

#PrayForTheStates

#ThatMomentWhen

Start where you are.

Use what you have.

Do what you can.

          

 

 

 

Oh. My. Moons. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK!

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                                ~ᑎIGTO~

 

 

Forum Wolf-Dragon Hybrid

*{DayWolf}*

✥RememberTheLost

"Mr Moony presents his compliments to Professor Snape, and begs him to keep his abnormally large nose out of other people's business." ~Lupin

thank you!!!!!!                                                                                                                i love dragons!can you tell us what happens to cobra and the scorpion den? and why did qulibi and winter leave jade mountian? are there any other continents besides phrya and pantala?what are peace maker and foeslayer  going to do? and what happnd to fanthom and indigo? i know clear sight went to pantala,but what did she do? and what will happen to prickle and will smolder find out about palms death?                                                                                                                                                                                                     i love your dragons!!!!!!      

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Sahara

is a sandwing

 whovian/Fanwing/sci-fi fan

This brother is a kelp-face!-clearpool

taco cat       tacocat    

i only work in black, and also in very very dark grey-Batman

yay yay yay yay yay yay  yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay

yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay 

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Sahara

is a sandwing

 whovian/Fanwing/sci-fi fan

This brother is a kelp-face!-clearpool

taco cat       tacocat    

i only work in black, and also in very very dark grey-Batman

My. Question. Was. Answered.

o_o

 

thanks TUI Sutherland for all the answers especially the one I asked about the minor character that you answered as Cliff!

 

 

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"Hearth's Warming Eve is here once again!"

 

Deck the halls with boughs of holly, 

meow meow meow meow meow

meow meow meow meow!

 

Wouldn't it be dark chocolate I'm guessing because chocolate comes from cocoa beans that appear in tropical areas and I'm pretty sure dragon don't drink milk but I could be wrong

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Flipsides Spinel, Turquoise, and Beryl

 

"This isn't my smug face it's my heroic face"-Deathbringer

 

I'm a

SeaWing

Gryffndor

ThunderClan Warrior

Artist

Jedi Master

Author

 

#RememberDoggy

#SunnylickedaQibli

#NOFLAMEINTHELIBRARY

 

 

 

 

Can you make thunderwings please? that would be sooooooooooooooo cool!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PS thunderwings are dragons that are usually shades of neon blue or neon yellow they can breath lightning like other dragons breath fire. They have stronger wings than any other tribe and when they flap there wings hard enough the can create a sound like thunder.They live on mountain peaks and can withstand the cold temperature of the high climate.

 

queen-crackle

 

other thunderwing names-shock sonic spark neon lightning rumble crash sleet downpour cloud mist and hail.

 

a loyal fanwing

 

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Sahara

is a sandwing

 whovian/Fanwing/sci-fi fan

This brother is a kelp-face!-clearpool

taco cat       tacocat    

i only work in black, and also in very very dark grey-Batman

Please can you use my Sparkwings? (They have neon stripes, I just added that in their appearance today :)

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Faith

 

~Carpe Diem~

 

 

Queen of wolves and ravens

Owner of the Sparkwings

 

"If I don't show it, doesn't mean I don't feel it"

"Normal people have no idea how beautiful the darkness is..."

 

 

No longer active anymore, please remember me

 

How many different tribes are there on Pantala?

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