Fully Booked

The Hidden Gems Author Podcast

Episode 17 – Collaborating in a Shared Fictional Universe

Hosted by: Craig Tuch and Roland Hulme with special guests Stacey Wilk, K.M. Fawcett, and Jen Talty

There are plenty of advantages for authors writing within a shared fictional universe, such as expanding their individual audiences, collaborating on new ideas and characters, sharing common costs, etc. But there are many challenges as well.

Everyone needs to keep their timelines straight, plan and coordinate major world/story events, and stay on top of all of the other shared details so that they don’t introduce any inconsistencies that will not only affect their own story, but those of their collaborators.

Authors Kathy Fawcett (writing as K.M. Fawcett), Jen Talty, and Stacey Wilk have created the Candlewood Falls series, each writing novels that take place in the same small town. Together, they’re a dozen books in and today they’re talking with Fully Booked about everything that’s gone into making this whole thing work so successfully.

The Candlewood Falls Series:

Stacey Wilk:

K.M. Fawcett

Jen Talty

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