Last week I wrote about some of genre fiction’s power couples, and the response was great. So many people reminded me of couples I missed, or told me about couples I didn’t know about. Today, I’m bringing you more genre fiction author couples who share both a life and a passion for writing.
Nico Rosso and Zoe Archer
Nico Rosso and Zoe Archer both write romance, usually with some sort of supernatural edge. Steampunk romance, paranormal romance, historical romance with paranormal elements — between the two of them they’ve got it all covered. Most of their work is done separately, but together they penned the Ether Chronicles (Zoe wrote 3 in the series, Nico wrote 2), a western steampunk series. Currently, Nico is in the middle of his erotic, paranormal Demon Rock series, while Zoe is working on her Nemesis Unlimited novels.
Clay and Susan Griffith
Clay and Sue Griffith are known for co-authoring the Vampire Empire series, which is described as a cross between pulp and steampunk fiction. We did a video interview with them at New York Comic Con a few years ago, and they’re pretty dang adorable. In addition to the Vampire Empire books, they’ve also penned comics and graphic novels. The couple has a new fantasy trilogy coming out in 2015.
Barb and J.C. Hendee
Creators of the popular Noble Dead saga (if you put vampires in a high fantasy world, you’d get the Noble Dead), authors Barb and J.C. Hendee have been writing together since they both fled academia and published Dhampir in 2003. I’m noticing a trend among genre fiction couples, many write science fiction or fantasy and/or live in Oregon. Barb and J.C. fall under both categories.
David and Leigh Eddings
The story of the late David and Leigh Eddings is a bit of a downer. They co-authored the popular Belgariad and Malloreon fantasy series, published in the 1980s and 90s, but their publisher refused to put Leigh’s name on any of their covers until 1996. Reprints of their pre-1996 titles still don’t have Leigh’s name on them, either, which is a shame. Get on that, Del Rey!
Tracy and Laura Hickman
Tracy & Laura Hickman are another husband and wife fantasy writing duo best known for creating the Dragonlance universe. If you didn’t play Dungeons & Dragons in the 1980s, Dragonlance was both a D&D campaign (basically, a D&D world players could play in) as well a series of novels authored by the Hickmans. Nowadays the two are still writing, and have the first in their new Nightbirds trilogy, Unwept, releasing today!
Regency romance author Vanessa Kelly writes contemporary sports romances (as well as romantic suspense) with her husband, Randy, as V.K. Sykes. According to their website bio, Randy writes the plot and characterization, while Vanessa adds emotion and sex scenes. The latest in their baseball romance series, Payoff Pitch, releases today.
Are there any other genre fiction power couples I missed? Let me know!