In a well ordered universe, everyone would do what I said and therefore we would have these glorious co-author combinations as I decree. What?! I’M JUST SAYIN’ IT’D BE NICE. Although to be honest, I haven’t read that many co-authored books. I guess most authors are hermitish creature and work alone? Or else they just don’t know who to team up with. SO I AM HERE TO TELL THEM. AND YOU.
I have fantasised about dream co-authors before but I’m adding to my list!
Also my photos aren’t particularly creative today because — RAIN. Dang it. One cannot fraternise with nature if it rains.
This Week’s Prompt: Top Ten Author Duos You’d LOVE To See Write A Book Together
1. MOIRA YOUNG & PATRICK NESS
I only just read Blood Red Road and am mildly obsessed…and it so reminded me of The Knife of Never Letting Go. ERGO. THEY NEED TO WRITE A BOOK TOGETHER. All that slang. It would be glorious and probably need a translator.
(Also look at those matching covers! Even the cover designers agree with me.)
Even their names go together (and are impossible to spell) so clearly it’s meant to be. Maggie Stiefvater (as you might have noted from constant shrieking on my part) is my FAVOURITE author ever and Moira Fowley-Doyle is the first author who I think has a similar style. But still different. BUT STILL GLORIOUS.
Breakin’ hearts and bones = their motto.
I mean look at all the danger in this photo right?! It would be a frighteningly dangerous combination. I think Abigail Haas is the queen of thrillers, and while I really liked Becca Fitzpatrick’s upcoming Dangerous Lies…I almost always feel her books are missing a little something. So put these two together and — BOOM — terrifying thrillers and please trust no one.
Basically I adore John Green. ALL THE JOHN GREEN. (I’m so excited he’s finally writing his next novel! I mean he’s been writing it forever. But he went on an internet-hiatus to write?! That sounds promising, right?!) And my first though when reading Extraordinary Means was how MUCH like John Green it felt — but different. So basically they’d compliment each other epically. And then would make us all cry.
5. AMY TINTERA & VERONICA ROTH
They both specialise in particularly unfeeling females who PUNCH PEOPLE AND THEN EAT CAKE WITH ZERO REGRETS. Which is endlessly fun to read about. Plus wouldn’t Divergent have been 93830% better if “divergent” had been code for “zombie”? It would. Do not deny this.
6. NEIL GAIMAN & LAINI TAYLOR
They both have this total whimsical style, slashed with a bit of humour, and some “WAH WHAT? BUT AWESOME” moments. I see absolutely no downside to this. None.
7. TAHEREH MAFI & SALLY GREEN
They both write absolutely unhinged characters who tend to freak out and USE ALL CAPS AND UNIQUTE FORMATTING and
cross things out or write lists. Can you not see this?!?! I can see this. I want this.
Can you just imagine?!? They both have written books with death personified. I want a book where they personify…oh goodness, Dark vs Light? Hope vs Horror? Evil vs Cake? (Because cake is the opposite of evil, obviously.) DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I WANT THIS????
Because they both wrote sort of Roman inspired sci-fi worlds and I think they could do something really hardcore and epic. Death everywhere. War! Fighting for freedom! Characters like Darrow and Katniss would get on like wild fire anyway. And by “get on” I mean probably kill each other. How perfectly lovely.
10. GEORGE RR MARTIN & V.E. SCHAWB
This is perfect, it totally is — YOU HAVE TO ADMIT IT IS. VE Schawb is publisheing 2 books next year. Two books. GRRM last published one back in 1942, I think. Somewhere around there. Either way, the dude needs a fast writing partner to help him get a shovel on.
Also somehow they both write HORRIBLE characters that I somehow fall in love with and refer to as “darling” and “my little sweetie” despite said character being completely psychopathic. I don’t know?? DON’T JUDGE. These things just happens.