Young Adult literature authors and golden couple Ransom Riggs and Tahereh Mafi have released an adorable YouTube video in which they answer many popular questions about their writing habits. Starting with “how do you pronounce your name,” which Mafi answers (rather tongue-in-cheek) “let’s skip that one,” the video is a hilarious insider’s look into their world. It includes fun tidbits like Ransom once received a one-star review for having the “worst pseudonym ever” despite the fact that his name really is Ransom Riggs and that Mafi may or may not attempt to flush her laptop down the toilet when she is having a bad writing moment.
Ransom, a graduate of the University of Southern California’s film school, rose to fame after his first novel “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” (2011) became a surprise best seller. “Miss Peregrine” is about Jacob Portman, a 16-year-old boy, who goes to Wales to find out the truth of his grandfather's past after he was murdered by what Jacob thought was a make-believe creature. According to the New York Times, the film rights have already sold to 20th Century Fox (Chernin Entertainment is preparing for a release in summer 2015). Next up for Ransom is “Hollow City,” the second book in the “Miss Peregrine” trilogy, which will be published in January. Mafi is the author of the best-selling young-adult paranormal romance series “Shatter Me” (2011) about Juliette, a 17-year-old girl who has been incarcerated for a murder caused by her fatal touch.