Friday, August 15, 2014

Crossing Over (No, NOT the TV Psychic!)

I just read a blog post by my friend, fellow blogger and author Mark Hunter. Mark has a new book coming out in October, The Notorious Ian Grant. Mark has an interesting idea: a series of short stories involving the people Ian encounters en route to the book's opening--fanfiction from TV shows and movies. 



Years ago, when I was writing romantic comedies for Silhouette, I and some fellow authors did crossovers. Our characters interacted with each other. For example, in Bad Attitude, Harlequin author Tiffany White had a character, an actor, pursued by tabloid reporters from the International Intruder, a tabloid owned by one of my characters from Something Old. (The International Intruder is currently a Facebook page written by myself, my son Collin, and my partner in crime, William Kendall.)








William and I have talked about the possibility of crossing over characters from my Unicorn's Daughter series and his not-yet-published Heaven & Hell characters. It has definite possibilities....

PS Hope you'll check out the latest excerpts from my memoir and from Sam's Story, too! And Mark's book is out now, much to his surprise!




9 comments:

  1. I certainly did make mention of a certain legend in the community in mine.

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    1. And your characters will make appearances in the sequels!

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  2. Sounds interesting. Series with minor characters becoming leads in later books are all the thing now. Seems like following one character into other authors' stories might catch on, too.

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    1. We got letters from readers asking, "You guys all know each other, don't you?"

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    2. Wow that is very interesting !
      You and William are always thinking, a=bout your characters.

      cheers, parsnip

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    3. I used to be thinking about characters all day long. Then my brain shut down....

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  3. Cross-overs can be fun. Never thought of it with my works. Have fun with it, Norma.

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  4. We're all still waiting on Heaven and Hell--what's up?

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  5. @ Lorelei: Thanks!

    @ Eve: Good question!

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