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Thursday, August 11, 2011

More Author Insight: Dream Co-author

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

"J.K. Rowling. Her success aside, she's an amazing person, I absolutely love her stories, and the work she does to help the less fortunate is truly inspiring. - Aimee Carter, author of The Goddess Test

"Edgar Allan Poe. Because he's my hero and muse." - Leanna Renee Hieber, author of Darker Still and  The Perilous Prophecy of Guard and Goddess.

"It would have to be one of my crit partners because we understand each other and communicate well. But I have to admit that I'm probably too much of a control-freak to co-author a book." - Sonia Gensler, author of The Revenant


"I love collaboration.  Writing is first and foremost a collaboration between writer and reader.  Why not a three-way?  I’d like to collaborate immediately on about six different novels I have ideas for and can’t get around to on my own.  I find working with another writer exhilarating and it really motivates me to get the work done, knowing I’m not all on my own.  The trick is finding someone with competent story and character and writing skills who is willing to collaborate -- to create in unison -- and who takes their craft seriously but doesn’t take themselves too seriously.  If you’ve written a book that has been published and would like to collaborate on something fun and commercial.  Call me.  Now." - Randy Russell, author of Dead Rules.

"I am a fan of so many writers that it seems terrible to choose. I adore Nova Ren Suma (Imaginary Girls) and Dia Reeves (Slice of Cherry)." - Suzanne Young, author of A Need So Beautiful.

"Jennifer Echols. Her stuff is equal parts hilarious, sexy, edgy and moving. I love all of her books." - Miranda Kennealy, author of Catching Jordan.

"I always brainstorm and idea-bounce with my guy Jonathan and someday would love to actually co-author a project with him. We been acting Shakespeare opposite each other for decades and are enormously creatively productive together. As far as other authors go, I love Eoin Colfer's sense of fun, Jack Whyte's meaty historical sensibilities, and Jim Butcher's gritty sense of humor. And Parke Godwin is my literary hero. Have any of them give me a call, will ya'?" - Lesley Livingston, author of Tempestuous

"Josephine Angelini. We are so similar in personality, beliefs, likes and dislikes, and work ethic that we’ve decided we were actually separated at birth. I would imagine that co-authoring could be a really fun process if you find someone who is on the same wavelength as you, and Josie would be my top pick." - Amy Plum, author of Die for Me

"John Green. He’s cute, funny and amazingly talented. I’d love to do an ad-lib with him where we each write every other line. :p" - Lisa Desrochers, author of Original Sin

"Hands down, Cyn Balog. That girl CRACKS ME UP. I have a feeling we'd spend more time being silly than writing."   - Jennifer Murgia, author of Lemniscate.

" My daughter Claire. Because she has her heart set on it. We’ve been working on an elementary chapter book called Me, Claire, Princess of My First Grade Class. Not sure where we came up with the title. The protagonist has magic princess powers that she only uses for the good—like helping the other kids in her class with their math. And keeping pesky boys locked away in something called a Trouble Bubble. She wants to find Peter Pan because she’d like to marry him, though she is worried about how that will make Tinker Bell and Wendy and Tiger Lilly feel." - Steve Watkins, author of What Comes After.

"Well. Jay Asher just announced he’s taken so hmm.  I love David Levithan and he co-authors! Of course he’s co-authored with John Green and Rachel Cohen, so maybe a little out of my league? Plus he’s from NYC and I’m a nerd in Canada, but I’m just dreaming here, right? I love love love David Levithan’s work, which is why I’d want to work with him. His characters are quirky and brilliant and honest and man, I’d love to have him challenge me to bring my work up to his level!  I’ve been thinking how much I want to write a really quirky character. Oh. Another author I’d love to co-author with is A.S. King.  Vera Dietz is flipping awesome!" - Janet Gurtler, author of I'm Not Her

Find out Tuesday who the authors would choose as their co-author if they could write a book with anyone.
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