The Perks of Co-Authoring
STILL WRITING FOR THE LOVE OF IT!
As many of you know, I love writing. I would do it whether you paid me any mind or not. That said, it's nice to have people actually read your work once in a while. That way, I'm not just amusing myself (which I do, very much).
Why I Co-Author
I'm not great at getting stuff out quickly. If you were one of the handful of people who were waiting forever for Fade to Blue, Monochrome's sequel, you know this. I work full-time, so my writing schedule is often "whenever I feel like it and am not too tired from working or being mom."
That said, writing with Alesha makes writing easy. She is a dynamo plotter who sets deadlines that are easy to meet and fun to make. She's encouraging, engaging and wonderful. And she works her butt off to make sure the turn-around isn't a snail's pace. She is, actually, a pacing champion.
What you'll find about my work is that it's sometimes slower plotted, what I like to call "artistically drawn out." If you dislike that about my writing, you'll probably like my partnership with Alesha, since she is a master page-turner plotter.
So, why do I co-author? Because sometimes we need to change up what we do, what we venture into and take a chance on having fun with others. Writing is very solitary, often. But it doesn't always have to be. It had to be with Monochrome and Fade. They dealt in subject matter that I knew, only too well. They were personal.
The Immortals? Well, these are just pure fun! Paranormal, Fantasy, even a bit Sci-Fi. These books are just super experimental, quick and engaging to write.
Lastly, we all have things we do well as writers and things we do poorly. For instance, I love writing dialogue and create fairly memorable characters. I hate plotting. Alesha loves me to write believable dialogue and is great at plotting. Win, win. It makes the process of writing more fun because we are free to do the things we do best.
About the Immortals
The Immortal Brotherhood, Book 1, centered around Raina Black and her reluctant entry into the secret society of The Immortal Brotherhood. You are introduced to Noah Mason, the handsome, youngest member of the society who has inherited his job as demon slayer from his recently passed father. Raina and Noah are thrust together when a magical pendant attaches itself to Raina and Noah Mason steps in to save her from losing her head, quite literally, over the pendant. Raina joins the Brotherhood in hopes of removing a strange pendant from around her neck and in hopes that the founding member of the Brotherhood, Lady Arabella Larkin, will save her sister, Trixie, from an illness that plagues her.
You'll have to read the book if you want to know what happens, and I encourage you to do so. Like I said, Alesha and I had a lot of fun writing them, and we think you'll have fun reading them.
We are in editing stages of Book 2, A Discovery of Faeries, and I have to say, I like it even better than the first! I think we found our stride writing together and this book is set in a very fun, somewhat scary landscape, which really kicks it over the edge. If you've read the first and want to get first dibs at the second book, please pre-order: HERE.
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H.M Jones is the author of B.R.A.G Medallion Honor and NIEA finalist book Monochrome, its prequel Fade to Blue, the Adela Darken Graphic Novellas, Al Ravien's Night, The Immortals series, and several short stories.