On Tuesday, we showed you the cover of mother-daughter team P.C. and Kristin Cast’s sixth book, Tempted, in the best-selling House of Night series. P.C. and Kristin also chatted with Shelf Life about how they work together as a team. And for more with P.C., pick up this week’s issue of EW, on stands now.
EW: It’s very interesting the whole mother/daughter dynamic and working together and working on this series together, so tell me a little bit about the mother/daughter working relationship.
PCC and KC: We get this question all the time.
KC: I confer as an editor, almost. She will write the first draft, and I will go back in and fill in the parts that she hasn’t, like the descriptions, or similes and metaphors, or the the plot references. I do a lot of those. But if there’s a word that I can tell one of the teenagers wouldn’t use, I’ll change that and use the comment bubbles and put notes all throughout it, and she goes back and reads it and rewrites it…and then we send it in.
PCC: People are always like, “So how has this changed this relationship?” It surprised us when we first started getting the questions, because we have always been so close that it’s very easy. It’s very easy between the two of us, because we had been communicating well for, I mean, she’s 22 ½.
KC: Actually, the only thing that’s different now in our relationship now versus before we started the series together is that when we travel, we get to go to cooler places. But we have always been really close. It’s just been the two of us for pretty much 22 years, so nothing has really changed. We still have an excellent relationship, and I love working with her.
PCC: We’ve been communicating really well and easily about everything for 22 years. People are like, “The sex parts, isn’t that kind of awkward?”
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