"Old friends Karen Gillece and Paul Perry came together as ‘Karen Perry’ as a joke and writing experiment....
Perry: “The mechanics of it are fairly simple. We take a character each – in this book, I took Nick – and we alternate chapters. So it’s a kind of relay-write.”
Gillece: “If Paul sends me a chapter that’s really good, I feel I have to up my game. That’s why our novels are quite twisty. It’s unpredictable. You don’t know what the other person is going to send you back."
Full article here. Man, talk about life goals.
Putting finishing touches on a collection of short thrillers, and am hacking away at All Babes Are Wolves again. (It's a big messy thing, now wondering if there is a way to sorta Jesus' Son-ify it- a bunch of interlinked-but-capable-of-standing-alone novellas?)
But also have a little steadily growing germ of an idea for a multi-world MG fantasy. Parallel universes all in danger, refugees from each banding together to appeal to the gods... To have some sort of alternating chapter business going on with a cowriter would be a thrill.
Putting it out there :)
Pauline West's first novel, EVENING’S LAND, is a Library Journal Self-e Selection, winner of the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation Award and recipient of the Carol Marie Smith Memorial Scholarship for the NOEPE Center of Literary Arts.
Pauline West's books on Goodreads
Candlemoth: A Holy City Romance
ratings: 27 (avg rating 4.04)
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Candlemoth Volume 2: How To Spend It
ratings: 10 (avg rating 4.40)
Candlemoth Book 3: A Twist of Fate
ratings: 6 (avg rating 4.17)
Stalker: A Gothic Thriller
ratings: 4 (avg rating 4.25)