Our last author for the Once Upon an Adventure Blog Tour!
So without further ado, let me introduce you to C. B. Cook!
When did you start writing with the hope of becoming an author?
It was mostly a couple of years ago when I was still in high school. I’m not sure I ever thought of being an author as a possibility, but one of my creative writing teachers introduced me to the idea of self-publishing. After that, I published my first novella, Paralyzed Dreams, and my writing grew from there!
What is Lightporter about?
Lightporter is the second book in my IDIA series, the sequel to Twinepathy. In Lightporter, Albany and Brooklyn, superpowered twins, have to fight monsters and decide what their friend Blaze is hiding. This builds on the story started in Twinepathy, and I’m so excited with how the series is progressing!
What inspired the IDIA series?
I actually wasn’t planning for this to turn into a series at first. It started out with just Twinepathy, which I was posting as a serial story on my blog. After that, I realized that the story could really be built on in more than one book. I got the inspiration for Twinepathy from the twin telepathy challenge that a lot of Youtubers were doing. The main idea (no pun intended) was just the question What if twins actually had a telepathic connection with each other? and it just built off of that!
Who is the book for and what do you want readers to gain from your book?
Lightporter and Twinepathy are mostly for readers who are looking for fun, lighthearted, clean fiction, mostly something different from a lot of the gritty or dark YA books being published now. I try to incorporate some themes into these novels (like self-control, honesty, trust, etc.), but my main goal is just to provide books that people can enjoy without cringing or getting lost in the darkness of the story.
Have you written any other books, and where can we buy them?
Where can we connect with you?
What tips do you have for young aspiring writers?
Don’t be afraid to try new things, and never stop writing! I wrote for years before I wrote a story worth publishing, and I tried out so many different genres before I found one I enjoyed writing. So keep trying! Every sentence you write is one step closer to you being published.