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Beyond the Page: Rosiee Thor

This week we are delighted to feature Rosiee Thor, author of Tarnished are the Stars (Scholastic). Get to know Rosiee through fun questions below.

What is your zodiac sign? Which zodiac sign personality trait do you relate to most and least?

My earliest exposure to zodiac signs and their meanings was in the Sims games, which told me as a Capricorn I am neat and lazy. Neither of these are true in the slightest, so I never put a lot of stock in astrological signs growing up. When I got my book cover, which has a strong astrology/astronomy aesthetic, I did a little more research and discovered how closely I identify with Capricorn traits–for example, I’m very goal oriented and I love a good spreadsheet. Plus, Capricorn is a goat, which coincidentally has always been one of my favorite animals.

What kind of cheese would you be and why?

MComing off the last question this is going to sound like I planned it but… chèvre! Like me, goat cheese is sharp and sweet at the same time. It has a strong flavor, but it’s soft and crumbly too.  

What’s your Hogwarts house? What qualities about the house do you feel best suit you? Which qualities make you think the Sorting Hat should think again?

I’m a Slytherin to the core. I’m driven and outcome-oriented. I can accomplish anything if I put my mind to it, and while some might say that makes me shrewd and a little untrustworthy, I say it makes me smart and a good friend to have on your side. I’ll be the first to admit Slytherins give a poor showing in the books though, and I certainly don’t identify with their dispassionate and aggressive persecution of people they oppress. I believe in going after your dreams and doing what it takes to accomplish them, but not if those dreams mean aligning with genocidal wizards.

Tell us one insider-fact about Tarnished are the Stars.

Even though most of it didn’t make it into the published version of Tarnished, the setting was heavily inspired by the Isle of Man, so if you’re a careful reader, you’ll catch some references to famous landmarks.


Rosiee Thor

Rosiee Thor began her career as a storyteller by demanding that her mother listen as Rosiee told bedtime stories instead of the other way around. She lives in Oregon with a dog, two cats, and four complete sets of Harry Potter, which she loves so much, she once moved her mattress into the closet and slept there until she came out as queer. Follow her online at rosieethor.com and on Twitter @rosieethor.

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