A couple weeks ago, I had the pleasure of reading Project ELE, book 1 in the ELE Series, by Rebecca Gober and Courtney Nuckles. After reading the second in the series, Finding ELE, I decided to read their Night Marchers Series. I had such a great time reading these books, I thought I would invite this fantastic duo over to talk a bit about their two hit series' and themselves!
Thank you Claudia for hosting us on your blog! We are so excited to work with another Indie author who has a passion for YA like we do.
A Little About Us
Courtney and I have been best friends since the 6th grade. We took that friendship to a new level in October 2011 when we decided to partner together to write our first novel, Night Marchers. When Courtney originally approached me about writing a book together I thought she might have fallen off her rocker. My answer at first was obvious: "Um...No!" I thought it was a ludicrous idea. I mean, Authors are amazing and untouchable and so talented at weaving stories and they live in magical worlds and well...they are not us! Courtney doesn't give up though. She asked me many more times over the course of six months until I finally relented to get her off my back. (Just kidding, I love you Courtney. ;0) After all, I figured that we would try this out and end up with an unfinished novel or possibly a fun hobby that lead nowhere. What I didn't anticipate was how it would become a creative outlet that would pull us into worlds we never knew existed and create a new career path that we can continue down for years to come. I certainly never expected that I would love writing so much that I can't imagine ever giving it up.
As of today, we have written a total of five novels in little over a year.
The Night Marchers Series
The Night Marchers series is the first series we wrote. This series follows seventeen-year-old Emma Townsend on her journey to Hawaii. We came up with the idea for this book when we were researching islands. We originally wanted to write a book about a girl who got ship wrecked but then we came across the legend of the Night Marchers. Night Marchers are thought to be spirits of Hawaiian soldiers who roam the islands at night. We were intrigued by the uniqueness of this legend and we felt that a story with these mysterious spirit warriors needed to be weaved.
Currently there are two books in this series: Night Marchers and Redemption. While Redemption does add some closure to the series, we still have plans to write a third Night Marchers per the request of many of our fans.
(Night Marchers is currently FREE on Amazon!)
The ELE Series
This is our most recent series. I have to admit that this series has been a blast to write. We've had so much fun building up sixteen-year-old, Willow Mosby's life and newfound abilities. The idea for this series came from an accumulation of ideas that the two of us threw down on the table. This is an apocalyptic series with a paranormal twist.
We actually just finished the third book this weekend. Currently Project ELE and Finding ELE are available. The third book: Exposing ELE will be released mid December. We have plans to continue this series for a few more books since Willow's story has not been completely told yet.