Interview with John Dusenberry, Zack Keller & Ben Tuller, authors of Meet Me At The Falls
Thinking their father was joking, the Murphy family laughed the idea off that night at dinner. Little did they know, a devastating event would soon topple civilization. But the end was only the beginning of the family’s problems.
Now, a mysterious light blazes in the sky dropping metallic pods deep underground. Armed militias roam broken streets for remaining
What genre is it?
What kind of readers will it appeal to?
It’s a great premise, how did you guys come up with it?
“Where should we meet if the world ends?”
From this simple question, we three authors, John Dusenberry, Zack Keller and Ben Tuller, challenged ourselves to actually find out what happens to this family by writing an ongoing story of survival. Initially, we decided there would be three different stories, but there was a catch.
Each author would write one character’s story, but we wouldn’t tell each other what was going to happen.
That was it.
There was no discussion of how or why the world had ended, who these characters were, where they came from, or what they were going to do. We just gave ourselves the prompt, sharpened our pencils and said, “Go.”
What came of this structure was an incredibly original and diverse tale told by the voices of three separate authors, then honed into one. Twists and turns were never planned, nor did we hold discussions of which characters should live or die. It felt, to each of us, like we were lost in the wilderness just like the Murphy family (our protagonists). Since we did not outline the overall story (though we do know the ending), what happens next is just as much a mystery to the three of us as it will be to the reader.
That’s amazing. Tell us about the family you dreamed up.
Has any of you written any other books that we should read next?
Tell us about yourselves.
Cool. Has it got a website?
Zack’s second novel, “Penwell” , is due out later this fall as is “Wonderful World of Zombies” by John Dusenberry and “Safari!” by Ben Tuller.