Interview with Rebecca Gober and Courtney Nuckels

I guess you could call this day 1 part 2 of the Night Marchers Indie Revolution Week!  I was so excited to share this with you I couldn't wait a whole day to share! I got to interview both Rebecca Gober and Courtney Nuckels!!! I hope y'all love it and don't forget to enter the giveaway at the bottom of the post!

1.Let's start with the basics!  Can y'all tell us a little bit about yourself?
            We have been best friends since the day we met at an Orchestra social in the sixth grade. (Yes, we are orch dorks and proud of it!) Ever since that eventful day we have been attached to each other's hip. Our mother's would say that we have a knack for finding trouble in the most boring of situations. Our many mad adventures together over the years has given us countless ideas to write about for years to come.
            Both of us have loving husbands at home, crazy children and adorable dogs who rule the house. We both hate awkward silences, wedgies, styrofoam and bad drivers. We love spending time with our family, attempting crazy crafts we found on Pinterest and finding new ways to get in trouble.
            We have a passion for reading and last year in June, we took that passion to new levels when we decided to co-author our first book together. By October 2011 we published Night Marchers. We followed it up with it's sequel: Redemption in February 2012 and our newest book: Project ELE was just released at the end of July 2012.
            Many people ask if we will continue to write together in the future and the answer to that is: Of Course! Why would we change a good thing?
2.I know y'all probably get this question ALL the time but I'm extremely curious How does the writing process work?  It seems like 2 people writing 1 book would be quite difficult.
            We could never imagine trying to write with any other person. You have to be brutally honest, accepting of criticism, able to compromise and comfortable with someone in order to create a whole new world with them. Because we've known each other for so many years and because we also think on similar wavelengths we work extremely well together.
            Here's how the process works: We usually either get together for coffee or have a Skype date where we hash out book ideas. Both of us come up with ridiculous ideas that the other laughs at until we finally come up with a solid plan for a new book. PS: That plan changes like a thousand times during the process of writing the novel. When writing the novel, we usually have one person start with a scene then they write until they are tired and pass it off to the other. Then the other would edit what was written, change or add whatever they think would work well and write a new scene or finish the scene where it was left off. It's a lot of back and forth but it's pretty cool because we usually come at it with fresh perspectives and rarely get writers block. If we come to a stand still for any reason, we jump on Skype and hash it out together.

3.How did y'all get started? What inspired you and who came to who about writing the book? 
            We both devour books like a hungry person would devour pancakes. We originally started turning our passion for reading into a hobby by running a book blog. (We weren't as good as all of y'all are at that but never the less we tried it.) Courtney was the first to come to me about the idea to write a novel. She wanted to take our passion for reading and try our hand in creating those amazing worlds you go to when you delve into a good book.
            When she asked me to write with her I was like, um, no. I didn't think there would be any way we could write anything like what we love to read. After several months of her asking me to try it out, I finally gave in. I figured it would be a fun hobby and worse case scenario, we would try it and get laughed at by the few friends we forced to read it. I had no idea I would love it as much as I did. Nor did I ever think that people would actually like our books! I thank Courtney often for harassing me until I gave in on this because now I can never imagine not writing.

4.For the last super serious "question" Can you both summarize the book in twitter speak (140 characters or less)
After a cataclysmic event, 15 yr old Willow has to adapt to a new life in a shelter. She finds new friends, new abilities and perhaps love.

5. Now for my favorite thing to ask is favorites
Favorite Color Courtney-Blue / Rebecca- Purple
Favorite Food Courtney- Crawfish / Rebecca- Chocolate
Favorite Season Courtney- Spring / Rebecca- Fall
Favorite Cereal Courtney- Cascadian Farms- French Vanilla Granola  / Rebecca- Lucky Charms
And most importantly Favorite Nail Polish Courtney- Revlon- Ocean Breeze / Rebecca- Esse- Exotic Liras (Only because I got it from a Lauren Kate book signing and she said it's the official color for her book Passion.)

Thank you Rebecca and Courtney for taking the time to answer these questions!  Now folks it's time for the Giveaway so ENTER!

e-copy of Redemption (book 2 in the Night Marchers series)
(Night Marchers is currently Free on Smashwords and Amazon)
AND a Night marchers bookmark
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