I’m interviewing Hillel Cooperman today, author of “The Madrona Heroes Register”, YA superhero fantasy.
1) How long have you been writing?
I’ve been writing fiction only for the last year. I wrote short-form non-fiction for the decade before that.
2) Is The Madrona Heroes Register your first novel? If not, please tell us a little about your first book.
It is my first novel. And I still have trouble believing I wrote an entire novel. That gives me a little bit of confidence in writing the next one.
3) Why did you choose young adult as a genre for your novel?
I love the accessibility of the content. And I love books that appeal to kids and adults at the same time. It makes for something the two generations can bond over and get excited about and share.
4) Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?
Write every day or at least every week. Just don’t stop.
5) Do you have any works in progress you’d like to tell us about?
I’m working on the sequel – Book #5 of The Madrona Heroes Register. (It’s the second book I’m writing, but I’m writing them out of chronological order, you know… because Star Wars.)
The Madrona Heroes Register
Author: Hillel Cooperman
Genre: YA Superhero Fantasy
Someone in ten-year-old Binny Jordan’s family has a super power – and it’s not her. Binny’s seven-year-old sister Cassie can turn herself invisible and now a strange man is keenly interested in what Cassie can do. Binny’s parents seem more distracted than ever, and her older brother Zach is hiding something of his own. Binny needs to find a way to protect her sister, but she’s never felt more alone.
Hillel Cooperman has pretended to be a superhero since he was a small child. He conceived of the story of the Madrona Heroes in the summer of 2012 on a trip abroad with his family. By winter, he had started writing in earnest. He lives in the Madrona neighborhood of Seattle with his three children, their three cats, and thousands of Lego bricks. His superpower is procrastination. The Madrona Heroes Register is his first novel.
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