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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Author Insight: Dream Co-author

If you had the opportunity to co-author a book who would you want to write it with? Why?

"Interesting... If I could have anyone, it'd be Jan Potocki. He wrote this amazing novel called Manuscript Found in Saragossa. It was first published in the 1840s. While the book is exceedingly brilliant (and brilliantly bizarre), Potocki's life (and death) are even stranger." - K. Ryer Breese, author of Future Imperfect

"Jilly Cooper. I know, a weird choice, but I’d love to do a book about a mother and daughter, with Jilly writing the mom piece. She would be brilliant to work with and we would write an AMAZINGLY funny book together, I just know it." - Leigh Fallon, author of The Carrier of the Mark. 

"Lisa and Laura Roecker. They can clean up all my crap, and they already know how to write with someone else. Win/win." - Elana Johnson, author of Possession. 

"Jeri Smith-Ready because she loves music like I do and she has helped me brainstorm on my book ideas so I know we work well together in that way and I just think it would be so much fun. Plus she does great Urban Fantasy and it would be a blast to do that." - Stephanie Kuehnert, author of Ballads of Suburbia. 

"I had a friend who was hilarious, funniest chick I ever knew. I’d probably like to do a comedy book with her. We worked well together when we wrote satire." - Marta Acosta, author of  Haunted Honeymoon.

"I’d love to co-author a book, especially since I live in rural Canada and am far from other writers. I’d love to work with Joss Whedon (who wouldn’t?), Terri Windling, Holly Black, Lisa Kleypas, Eloisa James and about a hundred others!" - Alyxandra Harvey, author of Haunting Violet.

"Spider Robinson, Neal Stephenson, or Scott Westerfeld. The way these authors' minds work is dizzying and fascinating and I'd want in." - Dawn Metcalf, author of Luminous

"I’d totally write a book with Amy Plum.  She’s a debut author at Harper Teen, like myself, and she’s more fun than a tree full of monkeys.  She and I encourage each other a lot and we have similar tastes.  I think we’d work well together." - Josephine Angelini, author of Starcrossed

"A crime/thriller with Michael Marshall. I think the darker sides of our natures would match quite nicely." - Alison Goodman, author of Eona

"That’s a tough question because I’m definitely a lone wolf. I don’t even have critique partners or beta readers." - Trinity Faegen, author of The Mephisto Covenant.


"I have no idea. I would love to write with so many authors I have met who I have meshed with really well. I guess I would be open to it with quite a few!" - Emma Michaels, author of The Thirteenth Chime.

 "Jaclyn Moriarty. I have a ridiculous writer crush on her because I think her humor is absolutely genius. I'd love the chance to see and absorb her process." - Tera Lynn Childs, author of Sweet Venom

Come back Thursday to find out who the rest of the authors would like to be their co-author!

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