TODAY 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?).
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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.
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