Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Collaborating on a Multi-Author Series

Being part of the group of 45 authors involved in the recently completed American Mail-Order brides series was a great experience. I can’t compliment the group enough for rallying around Kirsten Osbourne’s idea of a mail-order bride story for every state emanating from a single inciting incident. Originally, the idea was to use only the states that were ratified as part of the U.S. in 1890, but eventually the list was expanded to all 50 states (mostly because of author interest.)

The project was a great success, and cross promotion and support among the authors was phenomenal. Some authors used a shared train trip or correspondence to link titles together. Others tied the stories to their existing and ongoing historical series.

In particular, I enjoyed receiving ten reviews within the first week of release. Readers of sweet historical romance are supportive lovers of the genre.

BLURB for LIBBIE: Bride of Arizona, #48 in American Mail-Order Brides series

Alone for the first time, tomboyish Libbie Van Eycken accepts a mail-order proposal and travels across country to find a place to call her own. Arizona rancher Dell Stirling needs a wife but didn’t count on the eccentric creature that brings chaos in her wake.

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1 comment:

  1. What a great idea and the stories each author arrived at is so much fun. I confess, I've not bought the whole series, but just having the choices is like being in a candy store for readers. I'm thrilled you could be a part of this, and best on this story and so many others you have written or yet to write. Doris McCraw/Angela Raines-author