How do two authors bring their ideas together for one book?
For The World Between Blinks authors Amie Kaufman and Ryan Graudin it happened on cue cards on the floor of a New York City hotel.
“We had a whole bunch of index cards and just wrote whatever came into our brain,” Ryan said.
“As the day went on we started arranging the postcards and figuring out the plot.”
Amie, who returned home to Melbourne after their hotel brainstorming of ideas, and US-based Ryan then started writing the book on opposite sides of the world, each focusing on the point of view of one character.
“We’d each write a chapter in our character’s point of view and then send it across (on email),” Amie said.
“The other person would do some editing and then write their chapter and send it back.
“By the time we were done I don’t think we really know who wrote which line anymore. It’s a real blend of our voices.”
The World Between Blinks by Amie Kaufman and Ryan Graudin
Discover a magical world where lost things are found …
Whenever cousins Jake and Marisol get together, adventure follows. They have their late Nana to thank for that. Her epic trips and treasure hunts were the stuff of family legend.
This summer, with the whole family reuniting for one last vacation at Nana’s home, the cousins are in for a legendary trip of their own.
Following a map Nana left behind, Jake and Marisol sneak out to a nearby lighthouse — then accidentally slip into another world …
The World Between Blinks is a magical place, where all kinds of lost things (and people!) end up.
Everywhere they turn, the cousins find real mysteries from history — plus a few they thought were only myths.
But the man who holds the key to Jake and Marisol’s journey home doesn’t want to be found … and if the cousins don’t catch him fast, they could end up lost in this world forever.
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