Kiera and Crossroads, Related???

Kiera bannerTODAY I HAVE MY SISTER, KATE WILLIS, AUTHOR AND INTERNET PERSONALITY, ON HERE TO CHAT ABOUT HER BOOK AND MY BOOK, BECAUSE WE COULDN’T HELP BUT CONNECT THEM AND WE THINK THAT’S COOL.

My voice sounds like this.

Kate’s voice sounds like this.

All of you have heard about my book, Crossroads. Some of you have read it. And I hope you have all heard about my sister’s brand new book Kiera releasing this Friday. It’s about a girl named Kiera. And other people. And things that happen to them, and the things they do. And God. And I shouldn’t write blurbs because they sound SO interesting.

This is why you have me help write them.

Indeed. You have good synapses… I mean synopsises (how do I pluralize this?).

Synopses.

Yes, that. Click here to read the real, exciting description, see the awesome cover, and read some great reviews!

We’re related and so are our books. I wrote a book about a girl, my brother wrote a book about her brother (though he’s a side character). I’m the older sister. He’s the tall brother. Only brother. With seven sisters. Please send sympathy cards to the mental hospital.

We used to be able to share shoes, but around that time she also used to parent me.

Just when you were going to be stung by wasps. I saved my scorn for the boys in Sunday school.

True. I guess I’m sorry about the bike incident then.

I’m sorry about the casserole episode. What were the 90’s thinking??

I still think the floor under our chairs was a good place for it, even if mom was going to find it.

Two problems–we were Bad Kids for doing it. And no cookies.

It still hurts.

Point is, we get along and always share our writing, story ideas, plot, brainstorm, and stuff so we randomly decided to share a world and character(s?).

I had him first.

Well… I PUBLISHED HIM FIRST.

And I rewrote him to fit what you’d written better. I’m not sure I even knew he worked for the government or anything before you adopted him.

Well, that’s understandable because his job was top secret… you weren’t supposed to know.

Ah, yes. I love it when my plot is top secret too. Makes for a WILD ride.

By the way, that (s?) thing up there? It’s almost a spoiler, because not only do our books share Ian, but one more character as well. It’s just a secret to be revealed at a later date. OR if you’re a weirdly smart reader, you’ve probably figured it out.

Keep in mind my book is in the future, and pay attention to backstory… I might say something about it in a sequel to Crossroads

No promises, so you still might never know.

I like this idea. *evil laugh*

Anyway, Ian was just the name of an older brother in my book Kiera. When Paul needed a random cool “old dude”, we suddenly realized that our timeline worked out so that Ian could be that character in his story. We developed who he was together after that.

And I gave him an extra kid because all his children were too old. I also killed one of the kids as an adult. 😥

I like the kid you added. And I developed that one kid more after I knew you made him die twenty years later. (We sound like time travelers….)

A time traveler should sound like one, right? Now I feel guilty about making him die, now that I know he was an actual person…

By the way, we’re currently typing on a GoogleDoc together. It’s nuts.

So some of your characters show up in my book. Will any of your other characters reappear in your own stories?

My focus has necessarily shifted to other projects right now, but I will definitely be coming back to write a prequel story about Brennan Stewart. I also have a Christmas story set in this world all whipped up and ready to be rewritten, so keep an eye out for that when the weather turns tolerable.

Paul, are you writing more? Paul? Paul?

(He’s typing higher up in the document and his computer just died. There will be a brief interlude, moment of silence, etc.)

 

He’s using his phone now. He might come back.

I’m here! Thanks for taking a moment of silence. It makes me feel special. And my computer does too.

Do you want to answer the question too?

The simple straightforward answer is yes. I am writing more, and your characters in the future shall return again. Maybe a Kiera cameo appearance??? Kate???

You have to buy the rights from me and promise not to kill anyone else.

Humph. That’s not my type of story. Kiera could die in my story. I mean, she’d be an old lady… unless YOU’RE planning an early death for her.

There will be more related books in the future. Their plots are top secret right now, though. We’ll let you know when we find them out.

Basically, you should read Kiera and then Crossroads because they just happened to be set in the same world, and we think that’s really cool.

Follow all the exciting stuff revolving around Kate’s new novel, by subscribing to her blog over at Once Upon an Ordinary.

There is even an awesome giveaway!!! Look at the beautiful goodies. 😀

 

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28 thoughts on “Kiera and Crossroads, Related???

  1. Oh goodness. XD You two are so fun. And it’s cool to find out that the books are connected! Maybe I should reread Crossroads in preparation for Kiera. I’m excited for your book, Kate!

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  2. Aw, you guys are sweet! Brother and sister that actually like each other and get along is a rare sight to see. This post touched my heart. I love how many times you both used the word “together.” 🙂

    P.S. I’ve read Crossroads so now I have to get Kiera! I didn’t know they were related!!!

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      1. I laughing so hard!! 🙂 ;p tries to be serious but can’t hold in laughter I am glad too, bro! You guys have helped so much with all my short stories.

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  3. Lol, that’s hilarious! XD That’s cool that the two books are connected. I’ve been wanting to read both books for a while, and after reading one, I’m sure I’ll want to read to other one even more… 😛 Yay, a giveaway! Just entered. 🙂

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  4. This was hilarious! I absolutely loved Kiera, and I’ve got Crossroads on my TBR list, so I’m interested to see if I can connect all the right dots. But–Ian’s kids are all adorable! How could you?!? 😥

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  5. I love my Willises!! Y’all made this post so much fun, just like you. And now I’m even more excited to read your new book, Kate! I know yours was amazing, Paul, and I can’t wait to see the correlations between the two novels!

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  6. Thanks for being part of my blog tour, Paul! It was super fun writing a joint post with you. 😉 Also, everytime someone asks me for a Kiera sequel, I’m gonna ask you for a Crossroads sequel. 😛

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  7. Haha!! You guys are so funny! :p 😉
    “Paul, are you writing more? Paul? Paul?
    (He’s typing higher up in the document and his computer just died. There will be a brief interlude, a moment of silence, etc.)
    He’s using his phone now. He might come back.” throws back head and laughs My sides hurt now. 😦 Lol

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  8. Lol this was funny. I love google docs! My cousin and my sisters were helping him write his story at the same time one time and it was INSANE! 5 people editing and typing the same page. It’s the recipe for disaster!
    But brilliant. If I’m going to interview anyone again, it’s going to be over google docs!!

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