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In This Issue:From the Desk of Clay and Susan Griffith | Spring Anime Preview | Del Rey on Spotify | 50 Page Fridays Recap
The Shadow Revolution

From the Desk of Clay and Susan GriffithDear Readers,

Do you prefer Captain America or the Avengers? Do you crave Batman or the Justice League? Okay, those aren’t really either/or questions. You can like both. We do. We’re Clay and Susan Griffith. We write fantasy-adventure novels with solo heroes as well as books with ensemble casts. They are both exciting, but we find writing an ensemble book presents unique challenges and special opportunities.

In an ensemble, all members of the group must contribute to the conclusion. This can be the hardest thing for a writer because it’s natural to like some characters more than others. You want your favorite characters to drive the story because you find them more interesting. When writing ensembles, however, you must fight that urge because that’s the way to end up with a book about Hero and friends rather than Team of Great Characters…

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Spring Anime Preview

Looking for new shows to fall in love with? Interested in checking out some new anime, but unsure of where to start? Logan is here to help with her comprehensive spring preview of anime shows. Stylish battles, adorable romances, exiled princes, fabulous vampires, and body-swapping harems-Spring has it all!

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We are often asked about what life at the Del Rey office is like, including the type of music we listen to while working on books. So, the Del Rey team decided to join Spotify and curate playlists for you based on what we’re jamming to that week.

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Each week we’re giving away the first 50 pages of an awesome Del Rey or Spectra book – for FREE!  Check out the titles we’ve premiered in the last month:
The Skull Throne
The Shadow Revolution
by Clay and Susan Griffith
Clash of Eagles
Heroes Die
by Matthew Woodring Stover
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Uprooted
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