Meet The Editors:

Wings of Fire, Spirit Animals and Horizon

Friday, April 21st, at 5:00pm EST

 


Join the Amanda, Zack, and Nick, the editors of three great Scholastic series, for one fantastic event! They will be live on camera answering YOUR questions. Go ahead and post question below over the next week, and we’ll make sure to ask them the toughest and most fun ones. You can ask about the books and characters, what it’s like to be an editor, and anything else—even how they like their PB&J! I hear that Nick likes to put anchovies on his . . . but it’s possible that I just made that up based on nothing.

 


We’ll also be taking live questions from chat, so make sure to stop by for the live show! If you can’t make it, don’t worry, the video will be available for replay immediately after the show.

 


So join us next Friday as I put the hard questions to the editors of your favorite series. Amanda, Zack, and Nick . . . Watch out!

 

Now give me a hand by posting the questions you want to see answered!

Admin Gavin B

 

Author of Josh Baxter Levels Up.

- "Smartly paced and emotionally engaging, a book even those who have never held a controller will enjoy." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review

 

Sample and game at scholastic.com/joshbaxter

 

great

☄Ever After Historia

Some hold a bottle

Some hold back~

Pizza=Twin

#Eventi

 

RunRiverNorth

5:00 when, like in what time zone will it be at 5:00? 

 

 

(please see this people)

 I am Ka Anor(King Lucian)! 

King of the Dragons and Dragonland!

a.k.a. Darkphantom!

 

WINTERWATCHER!

I am one of the 6% who don't think wolves are vicious.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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elfarrow191

Hero:

Kayla Oakshield

Animal:

Loki

Level:

40

Clan:

Wild&Crazy Guardians of Greenhaven

Yeah I have a question How do you win Horizon I am already on level 60 and and still nothing

     ~Anomaly~ or Midnight

 

Queen of "WHAT WOULD YOU RATHERS"

and 

EYE BLINDING COLORS!!!

 

 P.S Join the Wild And Crazy Guardians of Greenhaven

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icewolf2513

Hero:

Nicol Stormarrow

Animal:

Midnight

Level:

29

Clan:

Thunderwolf clan

Favorite band/song?

~Stargazer~    

Darth Comet

 

 

Queen of winged wolves and lions

 

Gang at: /242169

 

#DAISY-WAN!

 

#COMETGAZER!

"I'm not weird, I'm limited edition!" ~Unknown~

"Sometimes, following your heart means losing your mind." ~Unknown~

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dogtree29

Hero:

Lora Riverfall

Animal:

Crystal

Level:

40

Yay! So excited! okay here's my question: 

 

 

What is the best part about editing the series you edit? 

 

 

thank you :)

"'Why not try the library?' Meilin asked.

The other three stared at her. 'Greenhaven has a library?' Rollan asked"

(Immortal Guardians - Eliot Schrefer).

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dragonwarrior29

Hero:

Aden Skymarked

Animal:

Aedrik

Level:

15

Not first

 

YAHS FINALLY A CHANCE TO TALK WITH THE EDITORS!!!!!!! *squeals* I really want to go into publishing (preferably editing MG fantasy) but it's hard to find information on how to actually do that. So here's my bunch:

 

How did you learn to edit? Did you take a class, have a mentor, or figure it out on your own/have a finely developed story sense?

 

What made you interested in editing? 

 

What's the path you took to become an editor?

 

How do you edit without interfering with the author's voice? Is it the author's job to stick up for their voice?

 

Do you have any weak spots in your editing skills that you rely on others to cover for you, like noticing like plot holes? (Not saying I've found plot holes in your work, just asking because I have some blind spots myself)

 

What's your average day like?

 

Have you ever freelanced editing? How did that go?

 

Nick, you wrote the Book of Shane (I love Shane's dreams, BTW). Do you think your writing skills are better because you edit? Did you write before you became an editor?

 

Amanda and Zack, do you write too?

 

I know each author gets a basic outline for the book they're assigned to write. What do these look like? How in-depth do they go?

 

How much and how widely do you read every year?

 

Do you have any tips for wanna-be editors? :)

 

I might post more later. Thank you!

Call me Elephant.

 

#Ketzel

 

I am a girl. I just happen to like my boy hero most at the moment.

 

Current obsession: Rise of the Brave Tangled Frozen Dragons yeah 

 

Don't reply to mean posts. Just report them.

 

 

I believe. I believe. I believe.

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wolfbird1019

Hero:

Leya Moonsong

Animal:

Sphinx

Level:

40

Clan:

Silver Moon Warriors

What is your favorite part of the seiries?

 

~Aura~

 

~Venti~

 

Who am I?

am...

A Jedi

An Elemental Sorceress

A Daughter of Athena

A Hunter of Artemis

 

 

Goddess of Imagination

Queen of Wolves and All Mythical Creatures

 

 

AquaTerra, Wind, LunaJade, Mist, HopeFaith, Lunimera, 

Celestica

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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skyscraperarrow12

Hero:

Mai Windrider

Animal:

Mei Long

Level:

40

AHHH!!! YAS! another livestream!

Call Me Destiny, Mai, Meanie, Dune, or Mina

?WHO AM I REALLY?

A Warrior?

A Seeker?

A Fighter?

A Greencloak?

A Hero?

A Musician?

A Reader?

A Survivor?

A Challenger?

A Normal Girl?

A Human?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turns out...

 

I'm all of them

 

And that's who I will always be...  

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artkitten320

Hero:

Ana Snowaura

Animal:

Zephyr

Level:

40

Clan:

Arctic Animals

@All: About how long does it take you to edit one chapter?

@All: How long have you guys been editors?

@All: What did you have to study in high school and collage to get your positions?

@All: How long did it take to level up to where you are now?

@All: Any advice for aspiring writers and/or editors?

Icicle the Pineapple

/214351

Horrible Kids,

Would you look what you did,

It was your ignorance,

That formed a beast with your wit.

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eagledragon2361

Hero:

Eko Staraura

Animal:

Jinx

Level:

28

Clan:

Friends of the Orcas

If you had to choose, would you be a bull walrus or a manatee? (+explain why)

 Bobcat(sio the Bubble)

    Stargazer-Fortis-Nut

      Proud Mormon! 

           "Please do ring the doorbell.

               The dog needs some exercise."

          Whovian at your service. 

      #HoodieSquad

    #Ketzel

#Tabfish

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determinedelf48

Hero:

Sylva Skywhisper

Animal:

Sphinx

Level:

40

Question: IF you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life what would it be ?

 

Another Question: Lord Of the Rings Elves or Hobbits ?

Hi, I AM Elfie

Queen of All Things Elvish.

 LeKaLiRaRoDaPiFeSaIkCiSeKw     

# M0lfie  

 -Respondds when called upon...

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skyscraperarrow12

Hero:

Mai Windrider

Animal:

Mei Long

Level:

40

noo... :( can't make it, i'll post my questions soon

Call Me Destiny, Mai, Meanie, Dune, or Mina

?WHO AM I REALLY?

A Warrior?

A Seeker?

A Fighter?

A Greencloak?

A Hero?

A Musician?

A Reader?

A Survivor?

A Challenger?

A Normal Girl?

A Human?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turns out...

 

I'm all of them

 

And that's who I will always be...  

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breezemagic7

Hero:

Jada Silverheart

Animal:

Echo

Level:

40

What's the best part of Spirit Animals/Horizon/Wings of Fire?

(Do you get fan mail? I know thats a stupid question to ask) If so, how much do you get per day? Year?

What would your Spirit Animal be?

 

Thanks!

~Faith~

 

My flipside is Autumn

 

 

Frost half Icewing and Nightwing

 

Wolf lover

 

 

Daughter of Artemis

 

 

"There is always a second chance" - Cinderpelt

 

 

"The truth is the only thing that matters, ever" - Hollyleaf

 

 

 

CARPE DIEM !!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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elfbulldog81

Hero:

Natalee Venomhunter

Animal:

Loki

Level:

40

Clan:

The Descendants

For SA: When you were making the "Many" characters, did you base them off Gollum/Smeagol?

ElfSarynHopeLoridellFortisElementoriaAvery

OrRanger

OrElfTheEarmuff

TwinOElfie

 

"BringTheSunshineIn,TheHappyDays.TheHardships,2,We'llFindAWay.WeWill

LaughAboutItAll.CauseThat'sWhatFriends,That'sWhatFriendsRFor"

-One Of Us, New Politics

 

'memberWS665SaltClev

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crowwings29

Hero:

Mat Leaffall

Animal:

Strider

Level:

19

Clan:

Bile summoners

For SA: If you could ship any of the the main SA boys together who and why?

Call me Gem! He/she/they.

 

Su fan 

Anime nerd

Writer

Role-player

Half-blood

Warrior cat

HP fan

Pokemon trainer

 #SHONOR

#Solangelo 

#Lovewins

 

My egg!

Tribe: Nightwing

Hatch: 11/3/2017

Description: purple with white streams glowing across shell, resembles gem stone

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angeldragon4125

Hero:

Fae Thunderracer

Animal:

Freja

Level:

21

Clan:

The Eye of the Copper Gauntlet

What inspired you to write books?

 

What is your favorite food?

 

Cats or dogs?

 

Do you have any pets? If not, what would you like to have? If so, what kind of animal?

 

Do you listen to music while working?

Call me...

~Bubbles Traitare le Bobcat~

Formerly Katsune-Chan/Polaris

#MeromeVikklanPoofless

Youtube Addict/TroubleTwist of Pokemon

"All that I'm after is a life full of laughter."

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, at least you'll be among the stars.

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angeldragon4125

Hero:

Fae Thunderracer

Animal:

Freja

Level:

21

Clan:

The Eye of the Copper Gauntlet

o.0 when you said write but meant edit... xP

Call me...

~Bubbles Traitare le Bobcat~

Formerly Katsune-Chan/Polaris

#MeromeVikklanPoofless

Youtube Addict/TroubleTwist of Pokemon

"All that I'm after is a life full of laughter."

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, at least you'll be among the stars.

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dragonwolf2982

Hero:

Vale Flametail

Animal:

Spike

Level:

40

Clan:

Nectar Keepers

What's it like at the Scholastic HQ? Do you know what goes on there?

Call me Eternity Eternal

 

 

Vale Flametail

 

Spike

 

 

 

I am a Fanwing!

 

I am the Keeper!

 

I am a writer!

 

I am a READER!!!!!!

 

 

"Writing really is 90% editing. The other 10% is snacks."~Rachel Roberts, author of the BEST SERIES EVER!!!

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ravenfairy134

Hero:

Heather Dreamshine

Animal:

Jasmine

Level:

40

Clan:

Warriors of Friendship

What happened to the clan updates?

 

@Gavin: Are you planning to make a sequel to Josh Baxter Levels Up?

 *)Mayari(* ~0Apolaka0~

THIS FONT MEANS TWILIGHT APOLAKA IS A REAL PERSON PEOPLE STAHP

 

Ivana here 2

 

"I wonder what our sig quote should be...?"

 "That."

 

MayApaSelJuHeRaAnJaEmbCalAe

 

IvIrDaLiMyElAnSmJaDom

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windghost47

Hero:

Keli Gloomdagger

Animal:

Vesta

Level:

8

Clan:

Order of the Purple Cloaks

I have a question!

 

 

All: Do you ship Meilin x Rollan? Abeke x Conor?

 

Silver (Gin Argentum Historia)

 

{シア}

 

My flipside:

Theo (Zjarr Kasai)

 

Gang @265502  

 

 

"You hit the Lord of the Titians in the eye with a plastic blue hairbrush." ~Percy Jackson

 

#Tabcat 

#Eventi  

 

~SAMBer since 2016~

 

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wolfdreamer127

Hero:

Mai Dreamcaster

Animal:

Destiny

Level:

1

Clan:

Wolves of Truth

SA:Why do you not have books 5-8 on the spirit animals board?

All:Can you check out the story I am creating and perhaps give advice?I am looking to have it published......(Self advertisment lol)@/271131

 

 

Wolfie(Me);Seikatsu;Ongaku;Mizu;Kateikyōshi

Philosopher: a person who studies Hakuna Matata

I am known as Wolfie,Shei,Caress,Tetsugakumono,and Okami but who am I really?

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rabbitadorable23

Hero:

Fatia Sweetheart

Animal:

Crystal

Level:

25

Clan:

Friends of the Orcas

What level are you on Horizon and Spirit Animals?

What's your highest score on the Wings of Fire game?

What's your favorite part of the editorial proccess?

Spiders or snakes?

Which great beast other than the four fallen is your favorite?

If you were part of a tribe from pyrrhia, which would it be? No hybrids!

What is your favorite book you've ever worked on (editing)?

                      Sunshine's Backup

But you can also can me ~*Sakari*~

 

MOBILE ACCOUNT

#RememberTilikum

#SaveTheSouthernResidents

 

  Someday I will be a beautiful butterfly. Then everything will be better.

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fairytiger303

Hero:

Heather Blossomfur

Animal:

Fang

Level:

37

Clan:

Tales of the Great Beasts

What is the title of the fifth Fall of the Beasts book?

Will there be new characters in the Fall of the Beasts series?

When will the fifth Fall of the Beasts book be released?

When will there be more movie news?

Is the movie going to be a live action or animated movie?

Making decisions is easy. Living with them is a true test of courage.

Truly, it is in darkness that one finds the light.

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.

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wolfpaw1527

Hero:

Natalee Wildshadow

Animal:

Lucky

Level:

20

Clan:

BRIGGANS Figters

question:umm... idk 0_0

 

this is so embarrassing

Who am I?

I'm a Nachopedian and a Prankster Gangster

I'm a Wolf

I'm an author and illustrator

I'm an creator 

I'm a Minecrafter

 SAMBer

I'm a Survivor

I'm a fighter

I am...

 

Nacho, warrior of Flying!            "There is nothing to fear but Fear itself"

 

 

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wolfangel4788

Hero:

Erika Skydancer

Animal:

Midnight

Level:

40

Clan:

Ninnani's champions

who is your favorite spirit animals character

 

who is your favorite villain in spirit animals

 

what is your spirit animal 

 

Spirit animals for the win

 

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dragonlizard570

Hero:

Karter Venomsword

Animal:

Drake

Level:

40

Clan:

Wild Keepers

THIS IS A QUESTION:

 

MOOBLI OR WINTERWATCHER!?!

 

ANSWER ME!!!!!

CRAZY Sirjani Bloom Elementorial

Venom

ROYALTY OF A Lot Of Things

ANIMALS RULE!!

"I reject your reality, and substitute my own!"~Adam Savage

WRITER

Magician

#ThreadGhost

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dragonlizard570

Hero:

Karter Venomsword

Animal:

Drake

Level:

40

Clan:

Wild Keepers

THIS IS A QUESTION: 

 

MOONLBLI OR WINTERWATCHER

 

 

PLZ ANSWER I HAVE BEEN ASKING THIS FOR YEARS

CRAZY Sirjani Bloom Elementorial

Venom

ROYALTY OF A Lot Of Things

ANIMALS RULE!!

"I reject your reality, and substitute my own!"~Adam Savage

WRITER

Magician

#ThreadGhost

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mysteryrobin34

Hero:

Sofi Iceaura

Animal:

Grace

Level:

40

Clan:

Authors' Guild

So...Spirit Animals movie....Any information on that? 

 

And I'd love to hear about the editorial process

Anna

 

SA is one of my core memories. #InsideOut

 

Joshua 1:9

 

#BelovedChildOfGod

 

Proud shipper of:

#Reilin

#Shabeke

 

"Everyone you meet in life is either a blessing, or a lesson."

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skyscraperarrow12

Hero:

Mai Windrider

Animal:

Mei Long

Level:

40

@All: Do you sometimes get carried away with reading that you forget that your job is to edit what you're reading?

Do you sometimes feel like you are one of your favorite characters in the books?

How do you edit the books? Do you edit it chapter by chapter or wait for the whole book to be finished and then you edit it?

Call Me Destiny, Mai, Meanie, Dune, or Mina

?WHO AM I REALLY?

A Warrior?

A Seeker?

A Fighter?

A Greencloak?

A Hero?

A Musician?

A Reader?

A Survivor?

A Challenger?

A Normal Girl?

A Human?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turns out...

 

I'm all of them

 

And that's who I will always be...  

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wolfgray994

Hero:

Graice Diamondstone

Animal:

Crystal

Level:

31

Clan:

Great Beasts of Erdas Clan

@All any news on the SA movie? Any hopes/thoughts about it?

~Ɠrąıƈɛ/αϼϯθr~

 

Proυd Cнrιѕтιan!

 

 

Rollan Meilin Abeke Conor Shane Finn  Rey  Poe Sans

 

 

 Reιlιn Coneĸe Нeιa Ғιnnrey

 

 

This too shall pass...

 

 

 Ųɬąɧrąɬơɬɧɛ Fαn-αrϯῖϩϯ

 

 

#Shaice

 

 

 

 

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arrogantdragon60

Hero:

Audra Wildrise

Animal:

Drake

Level:

29

I know you probably wont answer this question due to spoiler purposes, but I'm gonna ask it anyways. Is there any hope of Shane being alive? I found his death scene a little strange and sudden, leaving too many loop holes where he could have survived. i would like to know whether I should dare to hope.

            Also, when are you going to release the excerpt for 'Heart of the land'?

 huge fan of 39 clues

 

i am a girl

 

extreme jesus freak

 

Go Spirit Animals!!!

Shaneke rocks!!

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redwolf3636

Hero:

Ravi Silverkeeper

Animal:

Hunter

Level:

40

Clan:

Briggan's Great Wolf Pack

did you enjoy reading these books while you were editing??

 

can you tell me a little more about what you do and how you edit??

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huntinglynx346

Hero:

Lyria Diamondbrook

Animal:

Vesta

Level:

7

Clan:

*The Uraza Clan*

How can i get on this, whatever it is?

 

 

 

I am a greencloak

I am a animal lover

I am a book lover

I have been chosen with the four fallen (Briggan)

I am unique

I am special

I want to be a marine biologist

I love to sing

I  am Kaya

You are you

 

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happyhopeful24

Hero:

Selene Silverspark

Animal:

Scarlett

Level:

40

Who do you ship? (Shipping is basically when you wish for 2 people to be in a relationship. For example, Reilin is a huge ship that is Rollan and Meilin.)

 

I have a second question: Are there/will there be any LGBTQ+ characters in the books?

Call me Happy/Happeh

Haylo 4ever❤️

Grayromantic + bi & proud

Alpeoplarpeople.

"***** I'M FABULOUS!" -Markiplier

 YouTube Addict

I'm not a psycopath. I'm a high-functioning fangirl.  

AND PEGGY

Canada 150!

"UUURRRRRRRRR..." -Chewbacca

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griffincat399

Hero:

Heather Icefall

Animal:

Midnight

Level:

16

Clan:

Silver Forest wolf clan

If you could bring any animal back from extincion, what would it be and why?

 

(Also, can you lick your elbow? Hehehehehe)

" To see the world,

things dangerous to come to,

to see behind walls,

draw closer,

to find each other,

and to feel.

That is the purpose of life."       - Walter Mitty

 

"Beautiful things don't ask for attention." -James Thurber

 

 *Call Me Blue*

 

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lionpaw260

Hero:

Sofi Bravehunter

Animal:

Ava

Level:

26

Clan:

Glistenclan

A Question for Amanda, Zack, and Nick:

 

 

Which would you rather read?: Harry potter, or Warriors? 

 

 

 

From, Lionpaw260 or Sofi :)

Sofi/Lion° Leader: Homecloaks Yoda Buzz Scarlet Sofi (me) 

 Dancer Swimmer Cat whisperer  

JR. WildlifeBiologist 

 X-WingPilot #Reilin #Cofan #Heia.            Queen of Tap Dancing! #OLDLPSFUREVER  Fossas/Sharkies♥ AnimalJam/Akdyer345

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dragonwolf2982

Hero:

Vale Flametail

Animal:

Spike

Level:

40

Clan:

Nectar Keepers

Not again, I'll be in school.

 

Like I said on the other live-stream thread, could we maybe do the next livestream on the WEEKEND? 5 is 2 here so I'll be in school.

Call me Eternity Eternal

 

 

Vale Flametail

 

Spike

 

 

 

I am a Fanwing!

 

I am the Keeper!

 

I am a writer!

 

I am a READER!!!!!!

 

 

"Writing really is 90% editing. The other 10% is snacks."~Rachel Roberts, author of the BEST SERIES EVER!!!

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wolfangel4788

Hero:

Erika Skydancer

Animal:

Midnight

Level:

40

Clan:

Ninnani's champions

What would your spirit animals be

Spirit animals for the win

 

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wolfangel4788

Hero:

Erika Skydancer

Animal:

Midnight

Level:

40

Clan:

Ninnani's champions

What gave y'all the idea to write spirit animals?

Spirit animals for the win

 

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