Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
We’re a writing team who live in different states and write using google docs. We literally finish each other’s sentences! We couldn’t be more different, but that is what makes us such a good team. We’ve written more than 8 books together and have plenty more in the planning stages. The Locke Brothers Series is our first attempt at publishing.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Obsessed, Devoted and Beloved comprise the Locke Brothers Trilogy. We took inspiration from a favorite band to start out but the story quickly built itself into so much more than we were expecting.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
We don’t really outline. We brain dump and then rewrite those ideas and delete what we’ve used as we go. Many times we get to the end of a book and have enough brain dump leftover to start a new one right away!
What authors, or books have influenced you?
We have to give credit where it is due, to the many authors of fan fiction who crossed into the world of publishing before us. We started out writing fic together and that writing style evolved over the years into more. Without these other women who published, we wouldn’t have had the courage to make the leap. My favorites include Helena Hunting, J.M. Darhower, and Jiffy Kate.
What are you working on now?
We’ve got a standalone novel in the works for the end of this year, and a series we’re completing while the standalone is in editing. We hope to continue publishing one of our series and one standalone each year.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
We love newsletters! I think people take a recommendation in a newsletter more seriously than a mention on a website because it seems more personal.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Find your tribe. Without a group of people who have helped us learn and adapt we wouldn’t have made it to publishing day. Having someone you can bounce questions and ideas off of is invaluable.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Don’t read the comments!! As people-pleasers, our first instinct was to change what people said they didn’t like, but every reader will have a different personal preference! You will get conflicting reviews and you literally can’t please them all. So write the book you want to write and don’t look at the comment section after.
What are you reading now?
Thiers for the night by Katee Robert
What’s next for you as a writer?
We just want to keep writing and getting better at it.
What is your favorite book of all time?
Twi always answers this one, because it is very special to her: Twilight.