An Interview with Pierce Brown

Love these books. Love this author. Can’t wait to get my hands on Morning Star!!!!

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We’re getting ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day with the one and only Pierce Brown! He’ll speak and sign the finale of his Red Rising trilogy, Morning Star, in our store Sunday, 2/14 at 3PM. Books and tickets are now available.

When and how did the original idea for Red Rising first pop into your head? How long was this story idea percolating in your mind before you started actually writing it?

RR swarmed into my head over the course of a weekend. I was mountaineering with two friends, going up the side of a mountain at 5 in the morning and trying to think of anything but the burn in my legs. The stars were so close you could reach out and put them in a jar. I’d been reading Antigone on the drive to the mountain, so it shouldn’t be a surprise how it crept into my thoughts…

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