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Things Get Hissy: Tomi Adeyemi and Nora Roberts Exchange Hisses Over the Titles of their Books.


 

     On November 27, Nigerian-American fantasy writer Tomi Adeyemi accused American novelist Nora Roberts of what she perceived to be an unfair use of her title. In March, Adeyemi had published her blockbuster debut novel titled Children of Blood and Bone, which sounds very similar to Nora Roberts’ forthcoming book titled Of Blood and Bone and set for a December 4th release. In a tweet, Adeyemi shared the two book covers and wrote: “It would be nice if an artist could create something special without another artist trying to shamelessly profit off it.”

Roberts, in a statement posted on her blog, criticizes Adeyemi for using “social media forums to baselessly, recklessly” accuse her of “stealing the title of her book.” The authors' respective fan camps responded in kind. Read more...


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