I’m a blogger/reviewer/all-around nice person. Can I get a review copy of your book?

Maybe! I don’t have any review copies left, but my publisher might. Fill out the form on the contact page, and I’ll forward your information along.

Where do you get your ideas?

To a writer, that’s like asking “Why do you breathe?” Ideas are always there. Like a pesky younger sister. Or jock itch. It’s dealing with them and forcing them to cooperate enough to make a good story that’s the challenge.

Will THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS be available in my country?

It just might! It will be available September 20 in the United States, and September 29 in the U.K. and Commonwealth territories. After that, it will also be published in Germany, Italy, Russia, Brazil, Spain, France, Turkey, and Poland. We’re working on adding more countries. I’ll post availability dates as I know them.

Why do you write for kids and teens? Why not grown-ups?

Kids are a lot more interesting than grown-ups. They feel emotion more powerfully, and they are open to new ideas. Writing for teens reminds me to keep growing and changing and to always test my boundaries.

Why do you say “Dude” so much?

Dude, I can’t help it. I grew up in California during the Golden Age of Skating and then went to college in SoCal. Removing it from my vocabulary would feel like ripping out my spleen.

Where can I read your Harry Potter fanfiction?

Sorry, that’s a different—but equally well-named—Rae Carson. I bet Rae Carsons the world over have vivid imaginations and the urge to create. 🙂 But, with her permission (Hi, Rae!), here is a link to her work: The Other Rae Carson.

What’s it like being married to another novelist? Do you guys ever compete? Do you get into fights about writing?!

Charlie and I are very different writers, but no, we don’t fight over it, and no, we don’t compete. Being married to another author is pretty much awesome. He is my biggest fan and cheerleader and the first person to read all my stuff. I hope I’m half as helpful to him as he is to me.

Will you read my book/story/memoir and give me some feedback?

Sorry, no. I wish I could, but I’m so busy with my own deadlines, and I simply don’t have time. But if you’re serious about writing, you should consider joining the Online Writing Workshop for Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror. Lots of well-known authors are OWW alumni! Good luck!

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2 Comments on FAQ

  1. Sean
    December 14, 2017 at 12:56 am (7 years ago)

    Hey Rae! I just wanted to let you know I LOVED your Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy. Elisa and Hector are two of my all time favorite characters. I’m also super excited to read the Walk on Earth a Stranger trilogy. I was just wondering if you have any new books coming out and if so when and what will they be about? Thanks , Sean:)

  2. Laura Rochte
    January 11, 2019 at 12:57 pm (5 years ago)

    Hello, Ms. Carson. I am a big fan of your work, especially The Girl of Fire and Thorns. I was wondering if you ever had the notion of writing a novella about Hector from his perspective on how he comes to know Elisa and what he did when she was kidnapped? I would love to know what he was thinking when the Perditos attacked and how Elisa handled herself and how he felt when he found her with a knife to the Conde’s throat.


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