SPOILER FREE BLOG POST
With the release of Never Never fast approaching, we’ve been getting a lot of questions about the book. “Why did you decide to collaborate?” “How did you come up with the idea?” “Did you outline the whole series?” “Is there Asian food in Never Never?” “Why was my preorder cancelled?”
Let me address these questions as best I can. Your preorders were cancelled because we didn’t feel right charging people for what we originally thought was going to be a standalone novel. You can read all about that HERE.
About a year ago, I had a book idea running through my head. It wasn’t even a full book idea. It was more or less an idea for how to START a book. I told Tarryn about it once and she loved the idea. She kept pushing me to write it, but I was working on other stuff, so I never got around to it. Apparently, Tarryn just got fed up with the fact that I never wrote the first chapter, so she wrote it for me and sent it to me. “Here. The first chapter is done.”
I read it and loved it. It was exactly how I had envisioned the book starting. I had so much fun reading it, I copied it into a word document and started Chapter two from the guys point of view. When I finished, I sent it back to her.
A few days later, she sent me chapter three from the girls point of view. We went back and forth like this, not knowing where the book was going or what either of us was going to inflict on the characters next. It was so much fun, we kept it going for several weeks.
During this time, we had a lot of readers begging us to do a collaboration. We never intended to collaborate. I’ve always told myself I’d never do it again because after working with Griffin, I knew I wouldn’t be that lucky to find another person I could get along with for an entire project. But since the first several chapters were going so well, we talked about possibly turning this into a book. We discussed how we would end it, and then announced the project.
But then we spent time together in person, and we discovered that’s not a good idea for two reasons. 1) We don’t do any writing. 2) We change course.
So after discussing the book face-to-face, we got new and better ideas and ended up not being able to wrap it up in one go, hence the preorder cancellation.
And that’s how Never Never came to be. It was an accident. But now that we’re finished with the first and on to the second, we are so excited for you guys to read it. And I remember saying once that I would never, ever end a book on a cliffhanger. Well, this is a series, so cliffhanger’s are expected with series. And as someone who hates cliffhangers, I think you should still give this one a chance. And it goes to show that I should never say never. Unless I’m saying never because I’m talking about Never Never. In that case, I can say never. Twice. Never Never. Coming this weekend to an e-reader near you.
And eventually in paperback.
Add it to your goodreads here.