Hugh Howey and Victoria “V.E.” Schwab

In this first of our A+ August mash-up we’re revisiting interviews with two of the most popular fantasy authors we know—Hugh Howey and Victoria “V.E.” Schwab. There’s so much good stuff here to inspire any kind of author. We talk about process, confidence, why we write, and then yes, there’s some magic talk in here, too, since fantasy allows you to rewrite the rules and build your own worlds . . . something a lot of us might be doing this summer as we think about escaping into other realities.


Hugh Howey is a five-time NaNoWriMo participant whose works have become New York Times bestsellers, have been translated into over forty languages, and have sold millions of copies around the world. Four of his books are currently being adapted for film or television, including WOOL, SAND, and Beacon 23.

Victoria “V.E.” Schwab is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of multiple novels, including the acclaimed Shades of Magic series, This Savage Song, Our Dark Duet, Vicious, Vengeful and City of Ghosts. Her latest middle grade novel is Tunnel of Bones.

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