I have something special for you guys today! Author C.B. Cook has just released her novel, Twinepathy. And I’ve had the wonderful honor of interviewing her and getting some delicious peeks on her writing and this new book. Are you excited? BECAUSE I’M EXCITED.
C.B. Cook is just a girl trying to find out where her King
is guiding her, while writing the stories of the people she creates,
the worlds she wants to live in, and the adventures she dreams
about. Also known as a mysterious creature called an "author".
She's a Christian and a home school graduate dedicated to
changing others’ lives through the power of the written word.
Learn more about her on her blog: The World of the Writer
Albany York has a secret.
Albany and her twin sister, Brooklyn, have spent years successfully hiding their telepathic connection. But when a girl falls unconscious at their doorstep, the girls learn that they might not be the only people in the world with extraordinary powers and that a memory thief is on the loose. As the twins try to help the girl find her memories, they discover that the superhero world might be bigger—and more dangerous—than they ever imagined.
What first made you decide to write a superpower book?
A few years ago, I was introduced to superheroes and Marvel movies through The Avengers. . .and I was hooked. I learned more about superpowers, and before long, I was making up my own superheroes. And of course they needed their own stories.
What was the best and hardest part about writing Twinepathy?
The best part was exploring the characters and their powers. Some of them have hardly used their powers, and others rely on their powers so much that they've become an integral part of who they are. The hardest part was revisions. I can do grammar edits all day, but plot changes are the worst. But this book never would have turned out like it did without them!
How did each main character come about? Do you have any particular favorites? Any that proved difficult to write?
Albany, Brooklyn, and Jen were actually all products of role plays with one of my friends. Albany was actually Steve Rogers' daughter before she got Brooklyn and became a "real" character! Jen ran into the Avengers as well. I don't quite remember how Blaze came along, but I know for sure that Maddie was part of an idea I had—what if one of the strongest characters was really young? It's hard to pick favorites, but I have to say that Jen and Blaze both hold special places in my heart, as does Maddie. And Anvil. And Keller. And. . . I'll stop. Brooklyn was a little difficult, but honestly, the hardest person for me to write is a spoiler.
Which character would you say you relate to the most, and why?
I'd say I relate most to Jen, because she likes to think. But most of the characters have pieces of me in them.
Tell us a little bit about your writing process. What are your favorite and least favorite parts?
For Twinepathy, I just skipped the plotting stage and went right into writing, since I already knew some of the characters from role plays. After I finished, I did some proofreading and editing with the help of my friends, then sent it off to beta readers. My favorite part has to be the actual writing—exploring character roles and powers and making up situations for the characters. My least favorite part is plot editing. Filling in plot holes can get very tiring.
What do you hope people will take away from Twinepathy?
I hope that people will discover part of themselves in the characters, and that they'll realize that you can have a good story without inappropriate content. Most of all, I hope that they'll enjoy the story and take away something that will help them in real life.
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Thank you for being on my blog today, C.B.! I cannot wait to read Twinepathy.
I mean, GUYS. A memory thief, telepathic twins, inspiration by Marvel. Doesn’t this just scream COOLEST. THING. EVER??? Don’t forget to add it on GoodReads, and get yourself a copy over at Amazon. Right now it’s available on Kindle, but I think a paperback version will be out soon!
And do join in on the rest of the blog tour. More author interviews, book reviews, and even character interviews will be happening all week!
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Who NEEDS this book in their life? (*waves hand in the air*
Me, me, me!) Do you like superhero stories? Have you
ever read any before? And, just for fun, what
kind of superpower would YOU want?