Carrie Jones is the author of the Need Series, After Obsession, Love (And Other Uses for Duct Tape), Girl, Hero, and Tips on Having a Gay (Ex) Boyfriend. You can find her on the web at http://www.carriejonesbooks.com/.
Steven E. Wedel is the author of After Obsession, Little Graveyard on the Prairie, The Werewolf Saga, Amara’s Prayer, Darkscapes, and Seven Days in Benevolence. You can find him on the web at http://www.stevenewedel.com/.
Now for the interview…
1. How did you two meet, anyway? Is it true this Wedel guy used black magic to lure Carrie to
CARRIE: Since I work as a part-time police dispatcher, I knew that the complaint about Wedel would not really be taken seriously. There were no explicit death threats involved. Since I was on my own without law enforcement back-up, I figured that I might as well just do it.
STEVE: Not even close! I felt exactly the same. I couldn’t wait for that next chapter, and as soon as I got it I was inspired to write my next part right then. If something happened and I couldn’t write my chapter on the same day I got Carrie’s latest I was wracked with guilt and afraid she would need more time, or would withhold her chapter as punishment and I’d have to wait longer for it. Like she said, writing has never been so much fun.
Well, he is quite tall and I’m — I’m not quite tall and he has a lot of facial hair and I – I DO NOT! I think the thing we have in common is that we both really care about people and stories and teens. I mean, Steve will become a huge stress monkey if something is wrong with one of his students or his kids, and I think that passion and caring and love of people comes out in both our writing despite our political, physical, and motor vehicle differences.