I remember when he called me, years and years back, to confess that his little trilogy was… well… no longer a trilogy. He predicted four books. I said Seven Books for Seven Kingdoms. Then he said five books. I said Seven Books for Seven Kingdoms. Then he went to six. I said… Well, you get it.
Anne, who edits George R.R. Martin and Robin Hobb and so many other wonderful sci fi/fantasy authors, did a Q&A over at the Suvudu Universe, and it is full of gems like this one - we especially like the story about George offering to name her baby!
SHE IS A DELIGHT and you should go read the whole thing.