Monday, October 26, 2015

Interview with Author C.B. Cook

Hey, Everyone! Today I have a treat for you--an interview with the teenage author, C.B. Cook! Please read on and leave her some love in the comments!


The Interview

1. When did you know you wanted to be a writer? Did you always love writing?

I’m not sure, exactly. I wrote my first “book” (a total of ten pages, max) in fourth or fifth grade for a school assignment. Sometime after that, I started writing horse books. Most of these were actually of a decent size, although I actually only finished one. Then I finally flipped it around and wrote a non-horse story, and that was my first “real” story that I actually finished! I’ve been writing pretty steadily ever since then.

2. Tell us a bit about your published work, Paralyzed Dreams.

Paralyzed Dreams is a story I wrote for my mom for Christmas. She used to be a volleyball player, and that was my initial inspiration for the story. Eventually, it morphed into a story about God’s love and grace, and learning to rely on him through whatever trials we have to go through.

3. Can you tell us a little about what you're working on now?

Right now, I’m working on a contemporary novel about a blind girl named Chloe and her friends and family. It’s more of a feels-y story than some of my other stuff, including Paralyzed Dreams, and I’m having a lot of fun with it. Chloe’s a great character, and I’ve enjoyed writing first person from her point of view. Lots of exciting stuff…

4. This is a tough one. :) What are you top five favorite books/series?

Assuming we’re talking about fiction here, My absolute favorite book/series ever is The Lord of the Rings. Honestly, ever since I read it, it’s made it so much easier to answer the favorite book question. Four more… Definitely The Lunar Chronicles – the characters and plot are just amazing. Cress is my favorite so far. Along with that is The Ilyon Chronicles, which also has amazing characters and plot, and fantastic worldbuilding. Then of course my longtime favorite, The Chronicles of Narnia. You can never outgrow Aslan! And finally, a single, The Auschwitz Escape. That book was just wonderful.

5. Do you have a favorite spot you like to read or write at?

Not necessarily. I usually read on my bed, with blankets on top of me in the winter, or in the car, when I’m not driving. But I can read pretty much anywhere.

6. What's a unique(strange?) fact about yourself?

The only problem with this question is… which one? I started Tae Kwon Do this summer, and I’ll be testing for my yellow belt this month. It’ll probably help any fight scenes I write be more realistic. And, yeah, it’s fun.

7. Is there anything else you'd like to share with us?

Don’t be afraid to dream big, and to seek God’s plan in your life! Listen to his calling, don’t ignore it. And when faced with an opportunity, don’t let fear stop you. Go out there and change the world my minions!

Thank you, C.B.! Y'all make sure to check out her Author Website and her blog!

You can find her novella here.

10 comments:

  1. Wow. What an inspiration!

    Paralyzed Dreams sounds fab. It must be amazing to have a gift for writing (and managing to finish!)

    I TOTALLY agree with your favourite book/series Lord of the Rings and Narnia are also in my top 5!

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    1. Thank you! :D I hope you'll get a chance to check it out. ;)

      Those are two of my absolute favorites that I could reread SO MANY TIMES. :D

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  2. Wow, your book sounds really good! And The Lunar Chronicles!!!! YES!!! I love that series too much <3


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    1. Thank you!!! :D That's one of my favorites... and I need Winter NOW. :P

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    2. YES. Like, wait two weeks? Are you crazy? I need this book in my life YESTERDAY.

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  3. That's an awesome interview! My first 'books' we're about a mermaid, except instead of being half human, she was half horse. That was ... interesting. :)

    NARNIA! I adore this book series!!!!!!

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    1. That's awesome!!! Like a... seahorse. :D

      Yesss, isn't it awesome??? <3

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