@va_rosemarie and @VAFanPage asks:
Are you happy with the cast? Do they fit your vision for #VAMovie?
Richelle: @va_rosemarie They're awesome. I love them. #AskMead
Richelle: @VAFanPage The cast is awesome. Director and casting agency did an amazing job with each and every person.
Which character in VA and BL would you like to befriend the most? And why?
Richelle: I'd kind of like to sit down with Brayden and see just how many random topics I could get him to talk about... :)
Is Dimitri's father a royal Moroi?if it is,can u tell us the family? I've always wanted to know!
Richelle: Dimitir's father is a secret that may come to light one day...
Do you have a Rose inside you?
Richelle: I like to think we all have a Rose inside us. :)
Would adrian ever get a tattoo?
Richelle: Not sure he's ready for the pain...
Did you celebrate in any way "Vampire Academy" becoming a movie? or when we got the green light? :)
Richelle: My husband and I opened champagne when we got the green light. That's really when it became official.
What scene are you most excited to see come to life?
Richelle: Any of them. :) I'm just excited to see the characters on film!
How much of a say did you have in every character being casted?
Richelle: I didn't making any casting choices, but I love all of them and think they did a great job.
Did you base the architecture of St. Vlad's or the Royal Court on anyplace in particular?
Richelle: I didn't! But I've heard they've found a pretty awesome site in the UK.
How old Adrian was when he lost his virginity? Please Richelle don't be mean.. lol
Richelle: Adrian's romantic past needs to stay shrouded in shadows. :)
In the cast there's someone with the name Ray but he is not in the books right? Who is he? A new character? Richelle: It’s Ralf. Just a small name change to make some things easier.
Hi!! From Venezuela! :D - Is there any chance for babies in Bloodlines? With Any character?
Richelle: There's a chance, but that's all I can say.
Whats your favorite VA quote?
Richelle: On the spot? Not sure I can say! But I love everything @MalachiWolfe says.
In Shadow Kiss who was the Strigoi that said "I know you" with the "shoulder-length blond hair" 1st supposed to be?
Richelle: No one you the reader should know. Just someone who'd run into her in the past.
What actress did you initially envision as Rose Hathaway?
Richelle: I never had anyone in mind. I've always just been waiting to see!
Theres always a mystery with your characters. Dimitri, Seth Eugenie It's possible for those mysteries to be revealed?
Richelle: I feel like most of the mysteries eventually get revealed. Certainly with Seth.
What will rose & Adrian talk about in Fiery Heart?
Richelle: They have a mission they're working on.
What kind of music is Sydney into?
Richelle: She doesn't have much time for music, but Adrian listens to a lot of classic rock in The Fiery Heart.
How many books will there be in Age of X series?
Richelle: I'll probably be able to tell you when I finish the second one.
What was your favorite scene to write in #GameboardoftheGods? Is there a specific scene you cant wait for us to read?
Richelle: I'm really excited by the main characters' flashbacks. They figure so much into how they are the way they are now.
Did Dimitri started thinking about marriage when Mikhail and Sonya decided to get married?
Richelle: Dimitri's old-fashioned. As soon as he decided Rose was the one, he started thinking about that kind of thing.
What band or singer would you like to make a soundtrack for the movie?
Richelle: That's a great question, but I don't have an answer! I guess I'll have to be surprised.
When and how did you had the idea to write Gameboard of the Gods?
Richelle: I had the idea 10 years ago, but I didn't start thinking more about it until after my son was born.
I spent a lot of late nights in a rocking chair with him and worked out the details then.
What's your favorite show that you can watch over & over again?
Richelle: I can watch the BBC's Pride and Prejudice over and over.
Would you consider expanding the VA world further after Bloodlines?
Richelle: I've thought about it.
Will there be more romance (aside from Sydrian) in TFH?
Richelle: Yes! :) There's a couple of them in Fiery Heart.
Was it fun to jump into a new "world" w/ Gameboard Of The Gods? I won a copy from DuttonBooks awesome story & JUSTIN♥
Richelle: It was super fun! Also hard. Very hard. Any new world is difficult, and this one's especially complex.
How you feel about your books making it to movies? You know...to expose this imagination to other kind of people?
Richelle: I'm excited to see director Mark Waters' interpretation. I think it'll be amazing, but the books are still my babies. :)
Do you plan on making another book series about vampires?
Richelle: I won't make a series about new vampires. If I do anything more, it'll continue the VA/Bloodlines world.
What inspired you to create a character like rose?
Richelle: I wanted someone the opposite of me...not afraid to jump into a fight and do rash things sometimes! :)
Any advice for someone who wants be to a writer?
Richelle: Focus on writing about what your passionate about first. Don't stress if others will like it. Good luck!
Can you tell me one thing that they change in #VaMovie?!
Richelle: Ralf is named Ray.
Will we see a royal wedding any time soon?
Richelle: There was a wedding in Indigo Spell. Isn't that enough for now? :)
is the script similiar to the book?
Richelle: Very similar. Not word for word (that's impossible), but I think fans will be pleased.
What do you think about Danila as an actor? Have you seen any of his works?
Richelle: I've only seen film clips and interviews, but from everything I see, he seems amazing. So happy he's part of the film.
I want a AYE shirt,& know that means Alpha Yam Ergo,how I can write in Greek letters?Have any other meaning?
Richelle: You can get AYE shirts from @arcanevault. Only Alpha is Greek; Adrian made up the rest of them.
why is kiyo a fox? I mean, why not another animal?
Richelle: He's part Japanese, and kitsunes are Japanese fox shapeshifting spirits.
Did you enjoy school ? what was your favorite subject(s)?
Richelle: I liked high school okay, and I loved college. My fave subjects were always about history, mythology, and lit.
Will we see Abe in Fiery Heart?
Richelle: Yes, indeed!
Will you ever write a book or a series about Thundro and Ivy?
Richelle: I would love to. It's just a matter of finding the time in my schedule!
How do you come up with the names for your characters?
Richelle: Mostly I skim through names in books or online until something feels right for a character.
Will any other characters from VA be in Fiery heart besides rose?
Richelle: Yes--Lissa, Christian, Dimitri, and others.
Did you have the Vampire Academy series planned out from the beginning?
Richelle: Yes, I knew how it would end...and about how sad Shadow Kiss would be!
What do you think about Russian language? Do you like the sound of it?
Richelle: I do. It's beautiful. My son was watching a kids Russian alphabet video yesterday...maybe he'll secretly learn it.
Which is your favorite book to read?
Richelle: One of my favorites is the Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
What was the first thing on your mind when you saw that Danila was playing Dimitri?
Richelle: I was just happy. They'd shown me his portfolio earlier and said he was a favorite, so I was glad he got the part.
VA filming starts in a few days :-) you excited?
Richelle: Very! They're all working so hard over there right now.
I have a feeling Fiery Heart will be like Shadow Kiss.A crying festival. Am I right ?
Richelle: I don't know if it'll be a crying festival, but I think a lot of books will be thrown across the room.
after the Fiery Heart is there any other book in the series?
Richelle: There are six books total, so two more.
Is it significant that we don't see Sydney's tattoo on the cover of #FieryHeart ?
Richelle: No, they just photographed her from another angle. :)
How do you begin a new writing project. Do you begin by developing the characters or does the plot come to you first?
Richelle: Usually they happen together. When they don't, characters come first.
You write about strong female leads/heroines, who is your female inspiration?
Richelle: I've got a lot of strong women in my family and grew up reading about others. They've just always been around. I'm lucky
Why did you make Dimitri Russian? Why not Spanish or German or Romanian?
Richelle: Most vampire stories we know in the US come from Russia/Romania, and I also knew a lot of Russian folklore.
When we see Christian, Lissa, Rose and Dimitri again?
Richelle: In the Fiery Heart and the rest of the Bloodlines series.
Do you plan on writing any other books based on the Moroi and dhampir world?
Richelle: There'll be six books total in the Bloodlines series, and then we'll see what happens after that.
Is Zoe going to be a serious problem in Fiery heart?
Richelle: She's living with Sydney, so yeah, it's going to get awkward...
Who was your favorite character to develop in #GameboardoftheGods and why?
Richelle: My leads, Justin and Mae. They're so amazingly complex and flawed...yet ultimately good people.
Describe Dimka in one word and Adrian in one word? Also Rose and Sage?
Richelle: I can't think of them all on such short notice. :) Maybe Adrian's is Ivashkitastic.
Will we hear more about Micah in the future books?
Richelle: Yes, but he probably won't have a significant role.
Have you ever thought about write a story of how janine and abe met each other? Kisses from São Paulo.
Richelle: I have! Lots of people have asked, but I just don't have enough time right now. :)
Do you like Game of Thrones?
Richelle: Yes. I read the books years ago and love them.
When you wrote the books did you expect them to be such a success and become a movie?
Richelle: No...it was definitely a surprise.
Did your book get accepted at once?
Richelle: Not at once, but they did sell fairly quickly. I still had rejections, though.
How is this year treating you so far?
Richelle: It's busy and exciting...and wonderful.
We kinda missed Abe,Will he make a cameo appearance again?
Richelle: He'll be in Fiery Heart and probably the rest of the Bloodlines series.
do you ever think you will write in Dimitri's POV like Stephanie Meyer did for Edward in Midnight Sun?
Richelle: I don't think so. Dimitri's mysterious. If I let you into his head, it'd ruin the charm. :)
Which one was the hardest to write, FieryHeart or ShadowKiss?
Richelle: Shadow Kiss b/c I was stuck on a subplot. I didn't have any problems writing the big emotional stuff, though.
I know you have two series you're busy writing now, but do have any new story ideas for a new series/ novel?
Richelle: Always. I just store them in mind until I get a chance to write them.
we can hope a future for jill and eddie? I mean, like a romantic couple?
Richelle: They keep trying...but they have a lot of obstacles.
What made you start writing??
Richelle: I grew up always reading stories and eventually just wanted to make my own.
Is Sydney going to show to her sister that alquemists are not that 'good'?
Richelle: Sydney definitely has some plans in mind for Zoe.
Will you be doing panels and interviews with Zoey and Danila when the movie comes out?
Richelle: Not sure. It all depends on the scheduling.
Did Sonya really tought that Sydney&Adrian were off doing romantic things in the wedding?
Richelle: Sonya knows something strange is going on, but she's not sure what yet. #AskMead
If you didn't get thrown in Twitter Jail, then you weren't trying hard enough. #AskMead
Richelle: Quiet, you.