JP Coman is releasing the extensively revised Winnie and the Mystery of the Missing Moonstones on September 6, 2019, just in time for Read a Book Day!
Enjoy this 3 post series where we get to know the writing team of JP Coman a little better!
Just who is JP Coman? We are a married couple just celebrating our 40th anniversary, and we’ve raised 3 children who are successful in faith and life. Instead of waiting until some future date, we’ve been doing the things we wanted to do all along, such as writing, being in theater productions, playing music, making videos, and cherishing friends.
Where did your love of storytelling come from? Our parents took us to the library regularly, there were books at home, and the school library had lots of choices.
Who are some of your favorite authors? Charles Dickens’ novels are amazing. Dava Sobel is a wonderful non-fiction writer. We enjoy authors such as Stephen King, Michael Connelly, and Tony Hillerman. J likes Maeve Binchy and Scott Hahn’s inspirational books are fantastic.
What are you reading now? Mark Twain’s A Confederate Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. Just finished Game Changer by Douglas Richards
How have your backgrounds impacted your writing? One of us is in Engineering and IT, and the other is in Pediatric Physical Therapy. Both fields require precise wording to be understood and must get to the point quickly and move along logically. The pediatric part helped inspire many fun stories for children and creative ways to involve them in therapy.
How do you manage writing as a team? The story is planned out, and the details are filled in as writing commences. We plan the story at the beginning by conversations over brunch, trying to answer each plot twist we devise. Then if more complications or questions arise, we plan another date. Often at the end of the process, we cannot identify which idea was suggested by one or the other – we work seamlessly together.