Authors Interview! Writing Team B. Mabry & K. Mawhood Share About CoWriting, Their New Book & More..
Updated: Jul 28, 2021
After reading and reviewing their debut novel, Ray of Hope, The Cursed Elements Series, I was so excited to connect with the awesome writing team B. Mabry & K. Mawhood. With their upcoming book, the second novel Mask of Darkness, The Cursed Elements Series launching in the beginning of July, I love that we were able to connect and capture this feature author article.
Photo of the authors: B. Mabry on left, K. Mayhood on right
How long have you been writing as a team?
B&K we started our first book back in 2019, so almost two years now.
How did you decide to write as a team?
K&B: We were at work and talking about how much we’ve become obsessed with RH and how it would be fun to write together. We tossed around ideas for books and landed on Ray of Hope and just started writing.
What is the best part about writing together?
B: You have someone that you can bounce ideas around with and they will let you know honestly if it’s good or not. Plus we always have fun hanging out so it’s never boring when we’re writing together.
K: Well we’ve been friends for 18 years so we’ve spent a lot of time together. When we write, it’s fun to have our friendship come to life. Kelsey and Brayleigh’s friendship is an exact mirror of ours. Plus, it’s nice to have a reason to ditch our husbands and write.
What is the most challenging part about writing together?
B: We don’t always agree on ideas so coming up with ideas we both agree on can be challenging sometimes, but I think it makes the story even better. Also, it can be hard to get anything done when we are physically together writing sometimes because we joke around too much.
K: When we don’t have the same vision for the book, it’s challenging to come up with something that we both agree on. The best thing is usually what we compromise on is better than our initial ideas in the first place so it works out. Also, when we finish writing, we have meld our voices to sound similar when writing a POV that’s the same.
How do you resolve or overcome conflict / differences of opinion?
K&B We talk it out until we come up with something we can both be happy with.
Tell me about your upcoming book:
K&B: Our upcoming book is the second book in the Cursed Elements Series, Mask of Darkness. It starts with Brayleigh being kidnapped by Kieran and the difficulties she’s having. Between finding out she’s the one to break the curse, having five mates, and being surrounded by Vampires that want to use her to break their side of the curse, she’s stressed.
What inspired you to write this book?
K&B We’ve wanted to write a book for a long time. We were constantly reading new books and finding new authors that were doing amazing indie writing. When we came up with the initial idea for Ray of Hope we both decided to go for it.
Who are your biggest writing inspirations?
K: Raven Kennedy, Whitney G, Coralee June, Laurie Halse Anderson, Erin Watt, Lana Sky, A. E. Murphy, L.J. Shen, S.M. Shade, C.M. Owens and Gillian Flynn
B: B.L. Brunnemer, Dannika Dark, Ivy Asher, Suzanne Collins, J.K. Rowling, P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast, Richelle Mead, Raven Kennedy. I have more but these are my favorite authors.
In 10 words or less, how would your best friend describe you?
K&B: Introverted but sarcastically hilarious (We have the same personality)
Vampires or Werewolves?
B: I can’t choose.
Horror or rom-com?
B: Rom-com all the way.
Cat person or dog person?
K: Dogs, 100%
If you were an animal, which animal would you be, and why?
K: Panda, because they are cute and deadly
B: Dolphin, because they just get to swim around and be carefree little a-holes all the time.
If you could spend the day with someone famous (alive or dead) who would you pick and why?
K: Bob Marley because he was so carefree, sung with ease, and had the best style. He paved the way for many more to come.
If you could spend the day with a fictional character, who would you pick and why?
K: Klaus because he was a hot badass.
B: The brothers from Supernatural, because they live an interesting life.
Books or movies?
E-books, hardcovers, audio books or paperbacks?
K: Paperbacks. I like being able to see my progress and smell the paper, like a weirdo
B: I love hardcovers and e-books. The smell like K. said and the look of them on bookshelves. I like the ease of e-books since my phone is always with me. I can read whenever I want.
Music or podcasts?
K: Dr. Pepper
B: Coffee & Coca Cola
Kids, pets or both?
As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Where / when do you do your best writing?
K: In the shower, I have the best ideas. I have to get dressed really fast and write it down.
B: When I’m laying in bed before I go to sleep. It’s when my mind likes to wonder to weird things haha.
Do you prefer your romance novels sweet or steamy?
Favorite childhood memory?
K: Visiting Sweden and playing in the snow with my mom at a playground, making our heart with our footprints.
B: The road trip to New York and a camping trip I took with my family and K. K: <It was a swamp.
Favorite book and why?
K: Worth it by S.M Shade and C.M Owens. It had me crying laughing the whole time.
B: Mine is the same as K’s answer
So awesome to chat with your two talented authors. Thank you for sharing with us! Congratulations on your book launch!
Keep your eyes open for Mask of Darkness, The Cursed Elements Series, by B. Mabry & K. Mawhood, coming July 2021.
Regina Grimm is the author of erotic fairytales, written for the uninhibited readers 18+. Check out her books - Snow White and the Wicked Curse: Chapter 1 and Snow White and the Vicious Curse: Chapter 2. Snow White and the Seven Thieves: Chapter 3 coming soon!