It’s hard enough to write a book, harder still to get it published. Throw in two co-authors with two full-time careers and it nearly seems impossible. Not for Danielle Mahfood and Jenny Judson, lifelong friends who over 11 years wrote and eventually saw published the Victorian historic novel The Last Song.
Danielle and Jenny discuss the process involved in taking on a massive creative endeavor while maintaining their own careers and the path they carved for themselves in order to go from part-time recreational writers to published authors. Having to find time for research, writing, and processing both naysayers and rejection, Danielle and Jenny share the creative journey they took to success.
Meet our guest:
Jenny Judson and Danielle Mahfood, who met in high school, share a mutual love of historical fiction and romance novels. Instead of passing notes in class, Jenny and Danielle would write short excerpts from imaginary novels that featured themselves and their classmates as characters caught up in tales of romance and adventure. Many years later, after cheering for opposite teams at Harvard-Yale games, they came together in New York City to begin writing The Last Season, which is inspired both by the Victorian period and the financial crisis of 2008.