I’m hosting an interview today for the book tour for science-fiction “Rocket Ship”. Enjoy the interview.
1. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WRITING?
It seems like I’ve been writing for all my life now. I actually went to college years ago and received my BFA in “Writing for Film and Television” – I think they just call it a degree in Communications now.
2. Is _Rocket Ship_ your first book? If not, please tell us a little about your first book.
No, Rocket Ship is not my first book, just my first venture in the young adult category. My first book titled “Hope(less)” is a literary fiction. It tells the story of a young couple who falls in love and the journey they undertake and endure into adulthood, after a tragedy, to prove their love for one another.
3) WHY DID YOU CHOOSE YOUNG ADULT AS GENRE FOR YOUR BOOK?
My daughter was the inspiration behind Rocket Ship, so with her in mind, the young adult genre seemed only right.
4) Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?
I still consider myself an “aspiring” author, so my advice would have to be: Keep aspiring. If you continue to aspire, it means you continue to do the necessary work, and hopefully, something good will come from all your hard work.
5. DO YOU HAVE ANY WORKS IN PROGRESS YOU’D LIKE TO TELL US ABOUT?
Yes, I am currently working on finalizing the second installment of my collections piece called “Words and Graphics.” Words and Graphics, as the title suggests, is a collection of poems, short stories, and other styles of writing, with the addition of images – it all makes for a unique adventure for the reader. And the second installment will be available later this summer.
Genre: YA Fantasy
Lincoln and Gary are best friends planning a simple trip to the night rock in the sky. However, they quickly find out that “easier said than done” is far more than just an outdated adage; it is a reality, for the dreamers face obstacle after obstacle in trying to gather the materials they need to build their ship. Not only that, but when their plan is discovered, their two-man field trip becomes much more than that. Now, the captain and the general will have to lead a rescue mission, one of far greater importance than they ever imagined. What would you do? Save only yourself or risk it all to save the lives of others as well as your own?
Rocket Ship is the miraculous, thrilling story of two friends, a tale of two hopefuls, two dreamers, two rescuers and the extremes they go through to save one another and others like them, before the world they live in destroys them all.
Rocket Ship is C.O.B.’s first young adult novel, but his third book overall. His first book, Hope(less), was a literary fiction about the journey a young couple endures for love. C.O.B.’s second book was a collection of works that included poems, short stories, and even a heartwarming tale told via screenplay.