Interview with Erin Watt, aka Elle Kennedy and Jen Frederick


Recently, I had the AMAZING opportunity to interview Erin Watt, aka Elle Kennedy and Jen Frederick! Keep reading to find out more about the future of the series, and what it’s like to write with friends! And don’t miss out on the NOW LIVE Paper Princess! One of my favorite reads so far this year!

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I know you two have been friends for a while, but what made you decide to co-write a book together?
The idea for the collaboration was totally a spur of the moment thing. It just sort of came up in one of our many emails back and forth about books and football and the mutual desire to write an over-the-top melodrama of teenage proportions.
How did the storyline come to you? Was it a collective idea?
Again, the things that happen during emails! We just started discussing what our ideal teen soap opera would be and before you knew it, we had actually plotted out the book.
What made you decide to do a blind ARC? I know I spent the whole book trying to figure out if I could uncover the identity just by writing styles, and I love how it added to the suspense and intrigue of the storyline!
That really is part of it. Readers have a lot of fun when there’s an Easter Egg or some hidden gem in a book, so we knew a lot of people were going to try to figure it out. It also let our book stand on its own legs without any sort of influence of our previous works, or having people automatically drawn to it because they like our solo work. We wanted readers to view this book as its own fresh entity, and the feedback has been amazing.
Have we seen the last of Daniel, or is he going to be back, causing mayhem and pulling shenanigans later on?
LOL It’s a teenage romance / soap opera! You need to have twists and turns at every angle 😉
Is Callum going to have his own HEA?
Unfortunately, this is one you’re going to have to wait and see for yourself…
What can we expect from the rest of the Royal boys? Are we going to see more books after Broken Prince? How many books do you expect the series to be? Can you tell me a bit about their love interests?
Expect the unexpected. The Royals have so many layers but they’re all sort of damaged by events and trying to not only find themselves but their closure in everything. As for the series. we have it planned as a trilogy, but there have been many requests to expand stories for each individual Royal, so you never know. Right now though we’re sticking with the trilogy. As for love interests… well, you’ll have to read to find out!
Is Broken Prince going to pick up where Paper Princess leaves off, or is there a gap in time?
No time skipped, no zooming ahead to the future. If we told you more though, it may ruin the surprise.
I have a thousand and more questions, but I don’t think the girls have 876 hours to answer them! Thank you again for this amazing opportunity, and I cannot WAIT for the next book to come out! I know I’ll be squealing like a school girl at a Bieber concert when the ARC’s are available for request!
Thanks for having us!
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