Two Sisters Writing and Publishing

About

 
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We are sisters Elizabeth Ann Atkins (right) and Catherine Marie Atkins Greenspan (left). We write and publish our own books, and we blog about writing and wellness. 

We also celebrate other writers through our monthly short story contests. We feature winning stories (1,000-1,200 words) on our website, and we aim to compile an annual anthology of the winners. That makes us Two Sisters Writing and Publishing! 

We're also ghostwriters! Elizabeth says, "We're literary chameleons." When people hire us to write their books, we take on their unique voice and style. Check out our ghostwriting business at Atkins & Greenspan Writing


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Elizabeth says: Imagine two sisters, drinking steaming coffee… eating M&Ms… and coping with the heart-pounding pressure of a 10-page paper due tomorrow. 

As English majors, Catherine and I spent many nights tapping the keyboards of original Macintosh computers – amongst hundreds of other students doing the same – in the computer center in Angell Hall. 

As we quoted Maya Angelou and Shakespeare, Catherine and I would get the giggles, fueled by sugar, caffeine, and 3 a.m. delirium. Our hysterical writing binges are some of my best college memories. 

Today, as we write books on deadline, we still get the giggles — celebrating that we are still Two Sisters Writing — and now Publishing. 

Read Elizabeth's full bio here.


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Catherine says:  Elizabeth and I are best friends and the biggest cheerleaders for each other. As English majors at the University of Michigan, we let our teamwork shine in an upper-level English class, "Living Writers," with Professor Nicholas Delbanco. Consumed by her job as an editor at The Michigan Daily, Elizabeth seldom read the books before the author's guest appearance in class. I did, and would brief Elizabeth on the plot, themes, characters, etc. Then in class Elizabeth asked the authors some of the most direct, probing questions of all the students! Nobody knew she hadn't even read the book... until now!

Read Catherine's full bio here.


That's our family in 1986 in our backyard in Okemos, Michigan. Our father, Thomas Lee Atkins, was a Roman Catholic priest for 15 years. Our mother, Marylin Atkins, was the organist at his parish. She's also black and 25 years younger than him! They married pre-Loving v. Virginia. After she retired from her position as Chief Judge of Detroit's 36th District Court, she wrote her memoir, The Triumph of Rosemary, chronicling her life from her adoption till now, including what she and our father went through when he left the priesthood and they married and had us! Check it out here. Our father kept a journal his whole life, so we are a family of writers. Although he died in 1990, we keep him alive in our conversations and memories of him. Besides, he's always with us in spirit. We know that without a doubt!

That's our family in 1986 in our backyard in Okemos, Michigan. Our father, Thomas Lee Atkins, was a Roman Catholic priest for 15 years. Our mother, Marylin Atkins, was the organist at his parish. She's also black and 25 years younger than him! They married pre-Loving v. Virginia. After she retired from her position as Chief Judge of Detroit's 36th District Court, she wrote her memoir, The Triumph of Rosemary, chronicling her life from her adoption till now, including what she and our father went through when he left the priesthood and they married and had us! Check it out here. Our father kept a journal his whole life, so we are a family of writers. Although he died in 1990, we keep him alive in our conversations and memories of him. Besides, he's always with us in spirit. We know that without a doubt!