Listmania Monday: Collaboration

Anyone else notice the sudden growth spurt of author collaborations? Not anthologies or things like that, but regular novels written by two or more authors, usually very well known/best-selling authors at that. Personally, I dig it as long as it doesn't cut into any solo writing projects (I'm talking to you, Cassie Clare! You've promised me a full decade of shadowhunter novels in addition to the Magisterium!). After beloved childhood authors Ann M. Martin and Paula Danziger pulled together to create the oh-so-relatable P.S. Longer Letter Later and Snail Mail No More (I'll never look at cheetos the same again), I was hooked on co-authored books. When I met David Levithan at TLA, he told me that doing co-authored projects is a way that he can find time to write and edit as he still maintains his publisher/editor position with Scholastic. However, I know there must be plenty of cynics who believe this is a publisher-pushed ploy to empty our wallets faster. What do you think? Cool creative venture or money-making scheme? Do you have any author duos you'd love to write a book together? Let me know in the comments!

The Bane Chronicles - Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson
The Blackwell Pages - Kelley Armstrong & Melissa Marr (using pen names K.L. Armstrong and M.A. Marr to not confuse different readership demographics)
Caster Chronicles series - Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Dash & Lily's Book of Dares - Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
Invisibility - Andrea Cremer & David Levithan
Magisterium Series - Holly Black & Cassandra Clare
Naomi & Ely's No-Kiss List - Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist - Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
P.S. Longer Letter Later/Snail Mail No More - Ann M. Martin & Paula Danziger
Will Grayson, Will Grayson - John Green & David Levithan

1 comment:

  1. A recent book I found fascinating - and very well written - is a collaborative effort by Adrienne Stolz and Ron Bass: Lucid.
    Lately, I've been reading the first two books in a new series by Erin Callahan and Troy H. Gardner (the Mad World Series): Wakefield and Tunnelville. Split POV, male and female. Part contemporary, part paranormal. (The two leads are friends, which is refreshing...).