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Morgen Batten

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Morgen Batten

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Full Name: Morgen Batten
Occupation: Writer
Nationality: American


"Some kids build soapbox derby cars with their fathers. My dad and I built an entire universe," said Morgen Batten, referring to "Blood of Invidia", the new novel he co-authored with his father, Tom Tinney. While father-son collaborations are nothing new, theirs is unique. They've never met in person. Not once. Circumstances have kept them apart for the last thirty-two years.

Morgen was raised, and resides, in Adelaide, AU. Tom currently lives in Hartford, WI. They're both talented and creative writers with a love for the same genres. Two years ago, Tom wrote an "We should write a book together" text, the ensuing string of texts formed the backbone of plot and beginning of the universe they would build. That's when they began this project in earnest. The first goal was to produce a unique and exciting novel, which has yielded stellar results. The second goal is to use the proceeds from its sales to fund their first meeting.

Unable to be in the same room, or even easily call to discuss minor plot or character points, planning and technology became their allies. The 300-page book was written in the "cloud" using Dropbox to hold the important files, drafts, spreadsheets, and outlines. There were narrow time windows, when neither was at work and both were up (one going to bed or one just starting their day) when they could Skype to coordinate the next section or to actively brainstorm. That was the process. Each author contributing their words, and ideas, twelve hours apart from the other. They wrote, and re-wrote, adding to the book when the sunlight reached their side of the world.

This is their first father and son project. Their Soapbox Derby car. The project they didn't have the opportunity to pursue earlier in either's life. And it will let them finally meet.

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