Interview in the Guardian

The nice folks have an article Family romances: When relatives write together which includes part of an interview with me about writing with Mum on Pern.


  1. Renee Bautista

    “Pern would fade away” And that would be a horrible shame! I’ve been reading the Pern series since I was 11yrs. old & now at the ripe old age of 44, I still consider them comfort food! Thank you sooo much for picking up where your wonderful author of a mother left off, you’ve done her proud 🙂

  2. I would be devastated if “Pern would fade away”. I was introduced to these novels when I was 7 – I’ve pretty much grew up reading them and becoming immersed in the world of Pern. I’ve also adored your mom ever since then, by the way. So, it would hit me pretty hard if the world of Pern just stopped. I’m glad you decided to pick these novels up, and I have to say that I love the recent work you’ve been doing!

    I’ve always wondered about the dynamics of you collaborating with your mom. Did he write most of it himself, with only a few suggestions here or there? Or would his mom be more possessive? It was great seeing this interview and knowing that she pretty much trusts you completely with “her baby”.

    Anyway, I’m really looking forward to your collaboration on Dragonrider and Dragon’s Time!

  3. todd


    The dynamics are always changing. For one, while we’re both getting older, Mum’s got a 30 year headstart on me. So her energy’s not what it was so many years ago (she’d be the first to wish for more energy). Because of that, our collaborating technique has changed since the days of Dragon’s Kin (our first collab).

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