Penpals: An Awesome Co-Author Competition

Get inspired by authors Elizabeth May and Tess Sharpe, who love writing together. Team up with a pal and create something amazing!


Writing can be a pretty lonely experience sometimes. Late nights spent hunched over a keyboard, wavering between typing furiously and staring at a blank page willing an idea to appear. So when we heard how authors Elizabeth May and Tess Sharpe love to bounce ideas off each other and sometimes even write together, it inspired us to challenge you to do the same!


About Elizabeth May

Elizabeth May is the author of The Falconer. Read an extract here. You can learn more at or by following Elizabeth on Twitter: @_ElizabethMay

"Heiress. Debutant. Murderer.
A new generation of heroines has arrived.

Lady Aileana Kameron, the only daughter of the Marquess of Douglas, was destined for a life carefully planned around Edinburgh's social events - right up until a faery killed her mother.

Now it's the 1844 winter season and Aileana slaughters faeries in secret, in between the endless round of parties, tea and balls. Armed with modified percussion pistols and explosives, she sheds her aristocratic facade every night to go hunting. She's determined to track down the faery who murdered her mother, and to destroy any who prey on humans in the city's many dark alleyways.

But the balance between high society and her private war is a delicate one, and as the fae infiltrate the ballroom and Aileana's father returns home, she has decisions to make. How much is she willing to lose - and just how far will Aileana go for revenge?"



About Tess Sharpe

Tess Sharpe is the author of Far From You. Read an extract here. You can follow Tess on Twitter: @Sharpegirl.


"Nine months. Two weeks. Six days. 

That's how long recovering addict Sophie's been drug-free. Four months ago her best friend Mina died in what everyone believes was a drug deal gone wrong - a deal they think Sophie set up. Only Sophie knows the truth. She and Mina shared a secret, but there was no drug deal. Mina was deliberately murdered.

Forced into rehab for a drug addiction she'd already beaten, Sophie's finally out and on the trail of the killer. But can she track them down before they come for her?"


About The Competition

Team up with a co-author and write one of the following:

1. Write a fantasy based 'what happens next' after reading the extract of The Falconer.

2. Write a thriller inspired story based on Far From You.

3. Write a fantasy or thriller themed story based on the point of view of two main characters.


4. Share your favourite story in the competition on Twitter using the hashtag #MovellasPenpals 


The Prizes

1. The winners of one winning story will receive feedback from Elizabeth May and Tess Sharpe

2. Three stories will be picked as runners up and will win signed copies of both books.

3. Three people who share their favourite story from the competition on Twitter will be picked at random and will win signed copies of both books. 


The details

1. This competition is open to everyone

2. There is no word limit



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