What’s a wolf without her pack? 🐺 ...

Coming up with titles is… hard. It’s not our strong suit. Some writers know their title before they even type their first words. We submitted and queried The Rule of One with the title A Living Rebellion. That was a big N.O. from our publisher once we sold 😂. All of our short and feature screenplay titles were very basic like, ‘oh, this story is about a pond so let’s call it The Pond’ level basic. We’re starting work on Exiles’ sequel now, back at the title-less drawing table. Exiles is the only title that’s ever come to us easily, we pitched with it, but coming up with its sequel name is difficult bc it needs to be a companion, a fraternal twin, to the first book.

Think we’re going to try to spend a lot more time at the ocean for inspiration, which is where one of our characters lives, hoping she’ll whisper to us through the soothing waves of the Pacific 🌊🙏🏻
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When you’re a week away from sharing the story that’s been in your head for almost a year with another human, you twirl ✨ ...

✨ Well, it’s a little under 4 weeks until the first draft of our manuscript is due!

This is when “crunch time” really begins. When we start our descension into cave trolls. For most authors, writing is a solo ordeal, but since we have to stare at each other all day & night as we labor away trying to reach our deadline, we got ourselves some comfy “writing uniforms” to make us feel less Gollum-like and that it’s ok to go walk in the sun ☀️😭

Sometimes (a lot of times) as we are typing away, we stare up at our bookshelf, dreaming about the day we will see Exiles take its place beside our Rule of One series. We’ll have to wait almost a year for that day, but DAMN if it’s not exciting.
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Thanks, mom, for giving me (us) your long lashes, your brazen stubbornness, and your tireless drive. 2 out of the 3 are needed to make it as an author 🤣✨ ...

*In best Bilbo Baggins voice* TODAY IS WYATT AND WINSTON’s 11TH BIRTHDAY 🎉 🎂

Bilbo was 111, but hey, it’s close in human years ☺️🐾 (though, W&W still race around like 2 year olds)

We feel so lucky to have had these cuddle bugs with us for over a decade. They are our writing mascots, our resident jesters, and our best friends. ✨💕
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We got this amazing (and heavy) cork board from our grandparents. It used to hold pictures of us and our cousins and brothers as babies. Now it holds a new kind of family. Our characters. 💕



We get asked a lot: how the heck do you co-write? For us, it’s all about communication and preparation. Unlike other writers who like to exploratory write (pansters), we are all about that outlining life. Like, ALL about it. We “card out” the story by Acts then get to the nitty gritty by carding out each chapter and its various beats. This process is our favorite because it feels like finding magic ✨ Little matches the high for us than discovering worlds & characters, and getting to be the ones to tell their story.

(And yes, that is our sad attempt at a map 🤣 but hey, it does it’s job)
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Someone (ahem *Ashley*) is taking this writing a twin sister rivalry thing a bit far.

While we were developing EXILES, we decided to get these plants and name them after our new characters, Jade & Crys. We didn’t realize that we named them *before* we sold to our publisher... and that could have been really awkward if we didn’t get the deal 😂🪴

The plants are looking a *tad* rough but they’re like our characters—imperfect, but watch them thrive.
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