Tomi Adeyemi took to her Twitter this morning to call out Nora Roberts.
The author of the fantasy novel “Children of Blood and Bone” shared a photo of the cover of her book alongside Roberts’, both photos showing that their books share similar titles. “It would be nice if an artist could create something special without another artist trying to shamelessly profit off it,” said Adeyemi in the post.
it would be nice if an artist could create something special without another artist trying to shamelessly profit off it pic.twitter.com/GDCcYS2TGa
— Tomi Adeyemi (@tomi_adeyemi) November 27, 2018
And this quickly stirred a heated conversation on social media, with many people calling out the Nigerian writer of ‘blatant disrespect’, their reason being that Roberts’s new fantasy novel is titled, “Of Blood and Bone,” is a phrase she has used very often in her books.
Also, other Roberts’s fans posted screenshots taken off the internet, many showing that the phrase is actually a familiar title many authors had used on their book covers.
So Tomi Adeyemi is trying to say that Nora Roberts did wrong with her book for having "Blood and Bone" in the title. "Blood and Bone" is a common title which has been used by more than 20 well read authors all over the world. I think Tomi goofed on this. – Mistake pic.twitter.com/ijXWvBX5IZ
— Bhadmus Hakeem (@Bhadoosky) November 28, 2018
Hours after she posted the accusation, Adeyemi returned to apologise and say she has resolved the issue with the famous American writer.
update: Nora was kind enough to reach out & explain that today was the first she’d heard of my book. After talking to her, I believe our titles were created in isolation.
I’m grateful she explained & I’ve apologized, but I wanted to address it here as I know others were upset too https://t.co/OCcaUtu83F
— Tomi Adeyemi (@tomi_adeyemi) November 28, 2018