„Writers don't write from experience, although many are hesitant to admit that they don't…. If you wrote from experience, you'd get maybe one book, maybe three poems. Writers write from empathy.“

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„A writer is, after all, only half his book. The other half is the reader and from the reader the writer learns.“

—  P. L. Travers Australian-British novelist, actress and journalist 1899 - 1996

As quoted in The New York Times (2 July 1978)

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„…I had a lot of different reasons for writing the book but at its core was the desire to write for black teenage girls growing up reading books they were absent from. That was my experience as a child. Children of Blood and Bone is a chance to address that. To say you are seen.“

—  Tomi Adeyemi American author 1993

On her primary motivation to write Children of Blood and Bone in “Tomi Adeyemi: ‘We need a black girl fantasy book every month’” https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/mar/10/tomi-adeyemi-interview-children-of-blood-and-bone-sarah-hughes in The Guardian (2018 Mar 10)

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