Bestselling authors Bill Myers, Angela Hunt, Alton Gansky, and Frank Peretti joined forces to craft a supernatural suspense series that reads like your favorite television show.
The Harbingers (Bethany House) is a supernatural series starring four people with unusual gifts, putting it somewhere between the X-Files and the X-Men. With twelve novellas, the set combines interlocking narratives from top-selling Christian authors Bill Myers, Angela Hunt, Alton Gansky, and Frank Peretti. In this panel interview, three members of the team share how the project came together, what each of them brings to the table, and the biggest challenge of writing a composite story like Harbingers…
Bill, how did this project come together? And how did you end up with such a stellar crew of storytellers?
Bill Myers: I originally came up with the idea: What if several authors wrote a series of linked novellas that would read like episodes of a TV series? From there, we decided to give each author a unique character. Each novella is from the first-person POV of one of the Harbinger team members as they stumble into supernatural adventures and investigations.
I wanted experienced novelists who thought outside of the box. Frank and I have been friends long before either of us were authors. We have similar backgrounds and our writing often touches on related subjects.
Angie and I have actually written other projects together. She’s great, and I knew she would be the Wendy to keep us “Lost Boys” in order.
Alton and I have taught at conferences together. Besides being a consummate pro, I knew he loved speculative fiction so this was right up his alley.
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