About The Speaker
Jenn Lyons lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, three cats and a nearly infinite number of opinions on anything from Sumerian mythology to the correct way to make a martini. Formally a video game producer, she now writes full time. A long-time devotee of storytelling, Lyons traces her geek roots back to playing first edition Dungeons & Dragons in grade school and reading her way from A to Z in the school’s library. The Ruin of Kings, the Name of All Things, and the Memory of Souls, the first three books in Lyons’s five-book debut epic fantasy series from Tor Books, A Chorus of Dragons, are available now. The fourth book in the series, the House of Always, arrived 2021.
My third book THE MEMORY OF SOULS is coming out August 25th
FMK: Fictional Character Edition
F*ck: Wei Wuxian
Marry: Nie Huaisang
Kill: Jin Guangshan
Alternately, F*ck: Ardeth Bay (or Imhotep or Anck Su Namun…)
Marry; Evelyn AND Rick (What? I can’t break up that couple)
Kill: Benny (okay, I guess I should do something about Imhotep too…FINE)
Favorite Book Quote
Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people’s hats off—then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can. This is my substitute for pistol and ball.