Can a Utopia Really Be Dystopian?

Can a Utopia Really Be Dystopian?

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...