This post was originally published at Novelicious.com and is now at WritingTipsOasis.com. WritingTipsOasis.com acquired Novelicious.com in June 2022.
When I was a single gal I loved the Josie Lloyd and Emlyn Rees book, Come Together. It was great to have two distinct male and female voices going through the same sort of life changes as me. Come Together was possibly the first book I'd knowingly read written by two people. Josie and Emlyn are now married after getting together during their Book Deal Moment. Aw.
More recently, another book appeared on my radar. Laura Tait and Jimmy Rice have written The Best Thing That Never Happened to Me, a funny, feel-good story about first love, second chances and everything in between. It made me wonder what other books have been written by two people. So I investigated.
1. Nicci French. Husband and wife team Nicci Gerrard and Sean French have written many psychological suspense novels under the pseudonym Nicci French. Their most recent, out earlier this year, is Thursday's Children – the fourth in the Frieda Klein series, following Blue Monday, Tuesday's Gone and Waiting for Wednesday.
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2. Annie Sanders is Annie Ashworth and Meg Sanders. They started their writing partnership by writing non-fiction then went on to write novels including Goodbye, Jimmy Choo, Warnings of Gales and Busy Woman Seeks Wife.
3. Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus. This duo teamed up to write The Nanny Diaries and have been writing together since. Other novels include Nanny Returns, Dedication and, most recently this year, The First Affair.
4. Ellie Campbell is actually two sisters Pam Burks and Lorraine Campbell. One lives in England and the other Colorado, but they still manage to write books together. They have written, for Arrow, How to Survive Your Sisters and When Good Friends Go Bad.
5. Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer. This is Jodi and her daughter writing young adult fiction together. Based on Samantha's idea they co-wrote Between the Lines. It's about Delilah, a teenager who keeps reading a particular fairytale until, one day, the prince looks out from the page and speaks to her.You can see a rather lovely movie clip of mother and daughter together here.
6. Evie Hunter consists of Caroline McCall and Eileen Gormley. They met in Dublin four years ago at a creative writing workshop. Together they write erotica including The Pleasures of Spring, The Pleasures of Summer, The Pleasures of Autumn, and, yes, The Pleasures of Winter.
7. Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Mary Ann was encouraged by her book club to write a novel so she started to write The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Unfortunately her health began to suffer as she wrote it and she asked her niece, Annie Barrows, to help. Mary Ann's novel was published posthumously.
8. Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison were boyfriend and girlfriend as teens until their relationship ended at university. They are now friends and creative writing partners. Their YA novel Lobsters is about two teenagers, love and losing your virginity.
9. Shari King is Ross King and Shari Low. Ross is a TV and radio host as well as actor, producer and writer. Shari has written 13 novels under various pseudonyms and has a newspaper column. Together they have penned their first novel, Taking Hollywood, a glamorous and gritty romp behind the Hollywood curtain.
10. Caroline Vermalle and Ryan von Ruben have published A Flower for the Queen. You can find out more about their partnership in their Novelicious interview.