Flowchart Friday: The Case of the Long-Lost Sibling

Brenna Clarke Gray

Staff Writer

Part muppet and part college faculty member, Brenna Clarke Gray holds a PhD in Canadian Literature while simultaneously holding two cats named Chaucer and Swift. It's a juggling act. Raised in small-town Ontario, Brenna has since been transported by school to the Atlantic provinces and by work to the Vancouver area, where she now lives with her stylish cyclist/webgeek husband and the aforementioned cats. When not posing by day as a forserious academic, she can be found painting her nails and watching Degrassi (through the critical lens of awesomeness). She posts about graphic narratives at Graphixia, and occasionally she remembers to update her own blog, Not That Kind of Doctor. Blog: Not That Kind of Doctor Twitter: @brennacgray

Four NYT Bestseller-type authors are at a surprise party. The surprise? A long-lost brother, of course! How would each of George R.R. Martin, Stephen King, Philippa Gregory, and Jodi Picoult respond? Since this is a dilemma that comes up ever so often, handily there is now a flowchart for that. Here’s how to tell which author you are speaking with when you present him or her with his or her long-lost brother.  (Hint: it doesn’t go super well for Brother R.R. Martin.)