The Wrong Side of the River
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The Wrong Side of the River

Julian is forced to take sides against his secret crush Romy when their tiny town goes to war over the location of a new super-awesome park.

Journal entry #8

How Our Art Heist Story Became THE FAKE

Jan 30, 2015 · 22 Comments

THE FAKE has had several titles since its conception. When I, Nat, started writing this story in November 2012 it was THE ART THIEF. Then in spring 2013 it became ART OF A THIEF. By August 2013 I’d changed it once again to STEALING FAKES, which was the working title ... Read More

Journal entry #6

What happens when a beach girl hits the mountains

Jan 27, 2015 · 11 Comments

I (Wen) live in New Zealand, on the other side of the Pacific ocean from Natalie. Thanks to the internet, that doesn't matter too much when it comes to writing a book together. But, Nat and I had been friends for years, and we really wanted to meet in person. ... Read More

Journal entry #5

How Wen joined Natalie in writing THE FAKE

Jan 27, 2015 · 3 Comments

I, Natalie, began writing THE FAKE more than two years ago. I loved the idea of writing a story about art and art thieves and I was so excited about the story in my head I zoomed through the first five chapters in just a few weeks. I was writing ... Read More

Journal entry #4

We're Back!

Jan 25, 2015 · 10 Comments

Natalie and Wen are really excited to let you know that we've got a new book called THE FAKE coming out with Storybird very shortly (Monday, February 2nd, to be exact). But first, we need your help choosing a cover! The details have been added as another chapter on the ... Read More

Journal entry #3

Writing THE WRONG SIDE OF THE RIVER: Part 2- The Outline and First Draft

Oct 23, 2014

So, we’re going to be honest here. Neither of us usually write our books using outlines. Before we started writing together we wrote stories totally freeform. We’d start with some great characters and a general storyline, and then we’d write until we reached a conclusion—usually between 40 and 70 thousand ... Read More

Journal entry #2

How We Wrote THE WRONG SIDE OF THE RIVER: Part 1-The Pitch

Jun 30, 2014 · 14 Comments

Hi guys! Last time, Wen and I shared a little about how we met and started working together, even though we live on opposite ends of the world. Today, I wanted to share a little about writing THE WRONG SIDE OF THE RIVER. We were invited to pitch ideas to ... Read More

Journal entry #1

A Tale of Two Writers

Jun 11, 2014 · 32 Comments

Hey everyone! Welcome to our very first author journal. We have a lot of fun behind-the-scenes writing stuff to share with you! Today, we thought maybe it would be nice to introduce ourselves and tell you a bit about why we write together. We met about four years ago through ... Read More