A Couple of Writers Blog

Freedom Yet Dystopia

Freedom Yet Dystopia

Our soon-to-be released novel, In the Shadows of Freedom, poses some big political questions. But it didn’t start that way. In its original draft, the novel had a bit more of a superhero theme, with characters with superpowers and no overarching political outer...

Ask the Authors!

Ask the Authors!

Get to know us a little better—as authors and as individuals—through this Q & A! Do you remember the first story you ever wrote? Cassandra: I don’t remember the very first, but I vividly recall a story I wrote one summer during my middle school years.  It...

How Do You Co-Author a Novel?

How Do You Co-Author a Novel?

Often when Chris and I tell someone that we have co-authored a novel, we get asked the question, “How did you write a book together?” It has been so long now since we started working together, that the idea of not writing as a unit feels strange to me!  Our novel...

Why Dystopian?

Why Dystopian?

When I tell friends, family, and colleagues that I’ve co-authored a dystopian novel, they sometimes ask things like: “Why dystopian? Isn’t the world post-2020 dystopian enough? Do we really need to enter a fictional world to experience dystopia? Is dystopian fiction...

Dreams of a Young Storyteller

Dreams of a Young Storyteller

When you were a child, what did you dream of being when you grew up? Maybe you held your lightweight baseball bat and approached the tee, ready to whack the living daylights out of that ball … and in your mind, you were up to bat in Game 7 of the World Series. Or...

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