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March 15, 2018
Swoon Authors Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas: Where Are They Now?
Dear Swooners, Our trilogy is complete. Our blog tour is underway. We haven’t written a lick of Evelyn dialogue...
March 8, 2018
Swoon Authors Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas: Movies That Inspire Us
We really, really like movies. Tarun has been dissecting screenplays since high school and Kelly has been crying at movies...
March 1, 2018
Swoon Author Kelly Zekas: From Acting Like a Writer to Becoming One
When I was six I was a fairy in A Midsummer Night's Dream. I didn't have much to...
February 23, 2018
Swoon Author Tarun Shanker: The Three Stages of Research
Research can be overwhelming. If you’re an over-preparer like me, you might have an endless list of books that...
January 3, 2018
Swoon Authors Tarun Shanker's and Kelly Zekas' Editing Update: Questions We Asked Ourselves While Editing the Finale of a Trilogy
Hello Swooners, When we first envisioned These Vicious Masks as a trilogy, we didn’t give it too much thought...
September 14, 2017
Announcing THESE VENGEFUL SOULS by Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas!
Dearest Swooners, We can hardly believe it’s already been six months since These Ruthless Deeds came out, we’re...
March 29, 2017
Swoon Author Tarun Shanker: A London Tour of the Locations in THESE VICIOUS MASKS
One of the best part of writing historical fantasy and setting your stories somewhere real is that you can actually...
March 23, 2017
Swoon Authors Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas: Deleted Scenes and Stranded Darlings
Hello Swooners! A long long time ago, we wrote a blog post about killing off all our darlings. We tried...
March 9, 2017
Swoon Author Kelly Zekas: My Coauthor Is in London and I’m GRUMPY About It
Hi Swoon, Kelly here! Happy March! Happy Spring! Happy holy CRAP These Ruthless Deeds comes out in a terrifyingly few...
December 16, 2016
Swoon Authors Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas' Editing Update: A Day in the Life
*Cautiously creeping into the light, waving a little* Oh, uh, hello everyone! We… we missed you! In fact, we missed...
June 6, 2016
Announcing THESE RUTHLESS DEEDS by Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas!
Dearest Swooners, It has been such a whirlwind of a year, and we could not be more thrilled to tell...
February 25, 2016
Swoon Author Kelly Zekas: Top 10 Things I Learned at My Book Launch Party
Hello swooners! Kelly here. How are you all holding up this winter? I hope you've been able to enjoy...
February 18, 2016
Swoon Authors Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas Ask Each Other Very Specific, Leading Questions About Pub Week
Hi everyone! We are incredibly happy about our first week as published authors, but we are also feeling completely, totally...
February 11, 2016
Swoon Author Tarun Shanker: The Infinite Potential of Editing
Hi Swooners, Tarun here. And I have two-day-old news to report. Our book is actually out in the world! We...
February 4, 2016
Swoon Authors Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas: Is Cowriting a Book Right For You? Or, Murder Isn’t Too Big A Crime, Right?
It’s February! This is so very exciting, because in 5 short days These Vicious Masks will be in stores...
December 3, 2015
Swoon Authors Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas: So Now What?
The dust from the November frenzy has cleared. The shadows covering your writing space have been chased away by the...
May 1, 2015
Swoon Authors Tarun Shanker & Kelly Zekas: Sacrificing Your Darlings At the Editing Altar
Hello Swooners, It is Tarun and Kelly! At least we think it’s us… we aren’t too sure of...
April 3, 2015
And the winning cover for THESE VICIOUS MASKS is…
Dear Swooners, We want to thank you all so very much for voting for the These Vicious Masks covers! It...