I’ve been working with four other authors on what’s called an “author co-op” (we call the business “Chick Tales”). 🙂 Basically, we’re a group of individual authors who have decided that we want to write together and we’ve officially banded together to create something we couldn’t make on our own.
What are we making?
It’s called a continuity series. For those of you who are familiar with individual authors like Debbie Macomber (Cedar Cove) or Jodi Thomas (Harmony), it’s common for an author to create a town and write in it for a long period of time. It generally provides the opportunity for authors to continue to write a lot of books in the same series, because the town itself becomes part of the character of the series. More than a backdrop.
Together, we have created a town called Somewhere, Texas. Not only are we all writing books set in this town for a boxed set, but we’re creating ways for our fans to engage in the town of Somewhere for a long time. We have plans for fans to get inside information, as well as a way to provide an ongoing story that will take place in Somewhere.
Each of us writes a different kind of books. We each have a different voice. But we’re all writing the same place. We’ve got maps, families, histories, menus… we know this town like we live there. In a lot of ways, we do live there.
We’ve decided to start talking about Somewhere for two reasons. First of all, we’re going to have a Wattpad story that will start in October. It will be ongoing–a chapter released every week–and it will provide the first little look into Somewhere, Texas. Free. Fun. New.
Then, on October 20th, we will have a cover release party for the first Somewhere, Texas boxed set and you will be able to pre-order the boxed set on any platform you want. Additionally, the week leading up to the cover release party, each one of us will be sharing our personal covers, for the books that will be in the boxed set.
If you’d like to come to the cover release party, click here to join.
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I hope that you’ll pick up our Somewhere, TX books. And I hope that you’ll enjoy being in Somewhere as much as we do. 🙂
Five authors, one town, no limits…