Award-winning national bestselling authors Brittany and Brianna Winner, The Winner Twins, combine their unique talents with New York Times bestselling author Todd McCaffrey to create a new ground-breaking gaslamp fantasy universe, The Twin Soul Series, writing as McCaffrey-Winner.
What is the Twin Soul Series?
Well, it’s dragons, wyverns, kitsune and a whole bunch of other twin-souled beings, for starters.
It takes place in its own fantasy universe. Mother Toreen is said to have created Toreen’s World to keep her children (the gods) occupied while she was resting. Of course, that may be just what the gods want humans (and others) to believe. No human has ever seen Mother Toreen.
There are a lot of gods. Sometimes they walk the world in human form, sometimes they wander in different guises, sometimes they do completely different things. They do what they want to do – they’re gods. But they’re not omnipotent nor omniscient. Think Thor and Loki, if you want.
What started it all?
It started with a visual image from Brianna Winner which became the basis for a book on writing (The Write Path: Worldbuilding) and also the first story, Winter Wyvern.
The Winter Wyvern starts with this line:
“Krea was bored, and when she was bored, bad things always followed.”
And things progress from there!
How many books will there be?
We’re targeting one book a month. Imagine, a new book every month!
So by San Diego Comic-Con (come visit us) we should have nine available for your reading pleasure.
And several more books will be available for pre-order.
Why are you writing them?
Because we’re having a blast! We bounce ideas around between the three
of us. One of us takes point on a particular book, the first draft is
read out loud every time (often the story is read aloud
mroe than once), and another person does the polish, color, and added
cool stuff that makes the story worthy of the McCaffrey-Winner name.
Finally, the three of us get together and do a final read-thru or
whatever is needed to make sure that it’s good to go.
Then it’s typeset — often with additional changes — and converted to eBook (and book) — and gets into your hands.
Wyverns, airships, what else?
Magic and witchcraft. Kitsune (nine-tailed foxes).
We’ve got a whole world to play in, we’ve barely scratched the surface.
And the stories will get bigger and involve more people.
We plan on continuing the story of Krea, the winter wyvern, but also
follow several other storeis and even start telling stories that are
completely separate from the original Winter Wyvern thread.
It’s a big world, we plan to play in all of it!