National Best Friends Day was on June 8th, but I think we should celebrate our friends every day! In honor of that, I’m taking a look at two of my favorite BFFs—Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, aka New York Times bestselling author Christina Lauren! Here are five reasons Christina Lauren are absolute BFF goals!
#1 They (literally) finish each other’s sentences
Christina and Lauren have been writing partners since 2009, collaborating on over twenty novels together! Their style is totally seamless—you can’t tell who wrote which parts because they just flow together so well! If that’s not synchronicity, I don’t know what is.
#2 They know the importance of honesty
In this BuzzFeed article, they talk about leaving ego at the door when they’re collaborating. Like true besties, they know that honesty is the best policy—so if there’s something that’s not working, they have to talk it out.
#3 They met online
Christina and Lauren went from online friends, trading fan fiction back and forth, to collaborators. But their close friendship shows that internet friendships can be as real and important as the friends you see every day!
#4 They embrace their differences
If you follow their individual Twitter accounts, (@lolashoes) and (@seeCwrite), you’ll see how unique their hobbies and interests are. It even comes through on their joint Twitter! But like true besties, they know what makes them different is the best part. As they recently joked—“You can always tell who’s tweeting because Lo tweets sports and C tweets K-pop.”
#5 They encourage each other to push the envelope
It’s so easy for writers—especially those with so many books—to tell similar stories every time. But not Christina Lauren! They do everything, from steamy romance like Dating You/Hating You and Beautiful Bastard, to sweet romantic comedies like Roomies and the upcoming Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating. They even tackle YA, including the recent adorable LBGT romance Autoboyography. A true friend is one who encourages you to chase your inspiration!