Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Doing it TOGETHER!
Most of the time, I write single title stories and I have a new series, too, but sometimes it's fun to shake things up a bit. Last year, I did the Mistletoe Magic series with Desiree Holt and Cindy Spencer Pape, two very close author friends.
We came up with a holiday premise about three Texas sisters and before we knew it, we each had written stories that really flowed together and then we wrapped it up with a jointly-written quickie to end things.Turns out it was a LOT of fun. We brainstormed together, discussed covers together and often promoted together. At first I was a little hesitant to try something new but as it turns out, it was just the thing I needed to jump start other singular projects.Since then, the three of us have decided it was so much fun we want to do it again and, yeah, I'm excited about it.
Most recently I've done a very fun project with some other mighty fine authors and Resplendence Publishing.The Carnal Reunions Anthology tells the story of a group of young women who lived together in college. They were great friends and ten years later, when their college reunion rolls around they don't hesitate to re-connect with each other AND the men they'd left behind. This collection of short stories will release November 10 at Resplendence and includes Anny Cook, Cindy Spencer Pape, Taylor Tryst, Tessie Bradford, Paris Brandon, Fran Lee and myself. Let me tell you, it's challenging to work together to make things RIGHT and get the details down pat but it's also fun and a nice little break from all the solitary stuff we do from day to day. Yesterday our covers came in. They're all the same except for title, author and color scheme. Mine is displayed here.So, I guess, the moral of the story is...don't hesitate to try new things. Sometimes it's just what you need to shake things up. You meet and work with other authors and make new friends, too. A win win situation!