In this special episode of Writers, Ink, Zach Bohannon hosts a panel of authors brave enough to take the Harlan Coben Challenge, resulting in the Audible Original, “Birds of Prey.” Listen in as Tess Gerritsen, Kathy Reichs, Heather Graham, and other bestsellers discuss the behind-the-scenes process of writing and collaborating on a unique and spontaneous anthology.
The world’s greatest thriller writers prove they’re up to a unique challenge in this action-packed, audio-original collection.
It all started with a simple, yet sneakily difficult challenge from global best-selling author Harlan Coben: Pick a bird of prey, then use it as the inspiration for a brand-new story.
The response from some of the best writers on the planet: Game on!
The result: Eleven stories that are twisty, scary, surprising and bursting with imagination. An egg worth more than its weight in gold. A mysterious operative known only as Owl. An eagle-watcher who sees more than she should. Even a story that somehow places the Maltese Falcon in a nursing home.
Birds of Prey: The Harlan Coben Challenge is a highly bingeable audiobook that’s a treat for thriller fans.
Introduced by Harlan Coben, Birds of Prey features these stories:
- “The Coffin Bearer” by Tess Gerritsen
- “Precious Cargo” by C.J. Box
- “Owl” by Kathy Reichs
- “Kudzu” by Ace Atkins
- “Predator or Prey?” by Heather Graham
- “Silent as a Shadow” by S.A. Cosby
- “Jail Birds” by Hank Phillippi Ryan
- “The Falcon” by Robert Dugoni
- “Watchers” by Allison Brennan
- “Red of Beak and Claw” by Gregg Hurwitz
- “Hawkshaw Hunting” by Kelley Armstrong
Birds of Prey: The Harlan Coben Challenge was created with International Thriller Writers (ITW). C.J. Box served as project editor.
©2022 International Thriller Writers, Inc., and authors (P)2022 Audible Originals, LLC.
In this episode, you’ll discover:
- How the Birds of Prey project originated
- How you can get your work published in an ITW anthology
- How a defined writing prompt makes drafting easier
- If writing for Audiobook adaptation affects the writing process
- And much more!
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J. Thorn – https://theauthorlife.com/
Zach Bohannon – https://zachbohannon.com/
Birds of Prey – https://www.audible.com/pd/Birds-of-Prey-The-Harlan-Coben-Challenge-Audiobook/B09WZHXGMQ
Three Story Method: Writing Scenes – https://books2read.com/threestorymethodws
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Story Rubric – http://storyrubric.com
Nonfic Rubric – http://nonficrubric.com
Scene Rubric – http://scenerubric.com
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8 months ago
Love the new site – finally looks professional 😉.
I enjoyed the format today. Interesting discussion of audio books. I have never listened to an audio book. If I spent a lot of time driving I might get more into them but I rarely drive. And I would never listen to an audio book whilst walking or running as I like to be aware of what’s around me. I love reading because I love the silence and the ability of my mind to think whilst I read, and… I like to be aware of what’s going on around me… Audio books are another way of consuming a story, no more. The new boy did a good job of handling the panel, he’s going places…
It’s great to hear you are developing your own method for creating a story. You’re on the road to get that bestselling book – my definition of a bestseller for me is 100K sales of one book.
Great show today.
8 months ago
Thanks! I like reading with my eyes for the same reason.