We talk to two writers who have made their mark with stories full of adventure, high stakes and nuanced word building: Amie Kaufman and C.S. Pacat. We asked them to dig into their inspiration, process, research, and how they surprise their readers.
CS Pacat’s Captive Prince series began its life as an original-fiction web serial, which attracted viral attention before being acquired by Penguin USA. It went on to become a USA Today bestseller, and beloved across the world. More recently, she created the comic book series Fence, with illustrator Johanna the Mad, published a series of short stories set in the Captive Prince universe, and has appeared on the ABC’s Book Club.
Amie Kaufman is a New York Times and internationally bestselling author of science fiction and fantasy for young (and not so young) adults. Her multi-award winning work has been published in 30 countries, and include the Illuminae series, co-written with Jay Kristoff, and the Starbound Trilogy and Unearthed Duology, co-written with Meagan Spooner. Her latest series is Elementals. Amie’s work is in development for film and TV, and she has won multiple Aurealis Awards, an ABIA, and a Gold Inky Award.
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