Thank you to everyone for the warm welcome!
@jaycano The widely accepted age range for New Adult fiction is 18-26 but @Rose is correct that some consider it to go into the lower 30s. As a genre it's distinction is that it covers the period of our characters transition to adulthood. @typical_demigod is spot on about the more mature content and plots.
Thank you! We are excited to still be hanging around the top 20 in a few lesbian fiction lists and have steady sales and reads. The series is called Paper Dolls and it follows two girls, Avery and Olivia, who are just graduating high school. They meet in their senior year and form an intense bond. Between family issues (Avery's absent parents and Olivia's over involved mother) and Avery's affair with a teacher, their lives have never been this complicated.
My co-author and I just naturally fell together. We were both in some of the same fandoms and both wrote fanfiction. We decided to write some together and that led to us writing original fiction together. Paper Dolls evolved out of that into a project that consumed six months of our lives, seven days a week. In the end we were left with over 300,000 words.
We trade chapters, writing in first person and pen the responses of our characters within each other's chapters. We largely agree on most things and are both willing to compromise on story decisions. It was the perfect storm.
My solo work is going to be a little more literary and a little more geared toward the fantasy side.
As for the visual poetry, some of it is in graphic form that I post on instagram, some of it is hand drawn, and some of it is 3D mixed media. I like to use geometric animal shapes to hide words.