TLS #84: Behind The Scenes of “The Royal We” with Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan

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Today is Royal We Day!

As I’ve been sharing lately on TLS and on IG, I have become obsessed with the popular new fiction book, The Royal We.

The Royal We is a national bestselling book loosely based on the lives of Prince William and Princess Kate if Kate happened to be an American exchange student named Rebecca (Bex) Porter.

It. Is. SO. Good.

We’re talking with the authors, Jessica Morgan and Heather Cocks (also the bloggers behind the popular fashion comedy blog, Go Fug Yourself), about how they wrote the book together, what research went into the epic plot, and how their blog led to their careers as fiction authors.

This episode is perfect for current Royal We fans, potential Royal We readers, or anyone looking to learn how two writers co-authored a 450 page novel together. 

 

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IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT

 

  • What inspired Heather and Jessica to start their website, and how it lead to their book writing careers.
  • Their in-depth process of research for The Royal We.
  • The method Heather and Jessica use to co-author their books.
  • How they created their characters and the work they did to make sure they felt authentic.
  • The positive response The Royal We has received in the US, and they think the response will be in the UK.
  • Heather and Jessica’s thoughts on possible sequels or a movie deal.
  • The struggles they are currently facing personally and as authors.
  • What Heather and Jessica would tell someone just starting out on this journey.

 

SHOW NOTES

 

Television without Pity

Go Fug Yourself

Spoiled

Messy

The Royal We

Sir John Soane’s Museum

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

The War of Art

Mindset

Squarespace Mini Interview Guest: Joy Laforme

 

LISTEN TO THE SHOW

 

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This Post Has 14 Comments

  1. Missy Graves

    I wonder why Stitcher isn’t showing this episode yet. #83 is showing, so I suppose it just takes a while to upload? I absolutely LOVED The Royal We, so I’m looking forward to listening!

    1. Stitcher has definitely been having some problems uploading consistently this year – I’m sorry about that! If you want, you can just download directly from this page above by clicking on the coral play banner and that way you won’t have to worry about Stitcher. : )

  2. Sherry Weitzen

    Great episode!! so much fun!!! I have been binge listening to your podcast for the past 2 months, and have learned so much, and been so inspired. Thank you for all you do. Good luck with your move and book.

    1. It’s wonderful to hear you enjoyed the episode, Sherry! Thank you for taking the time out of your day to brighten mine. That says a lot about how kind you are!! : )

      Love,
      Jess!

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