Monday, July 18, 2016

Interview with C.B. Cook

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.


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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!



July 17th
The Depth of my Faith – Character and Author Interview
Beyond the Amethyst – Book Review

July 18th
Musings of an Elf – Author Interview
The Road of a Writer – Book Review

July 19th
Lights and Shadows – Author Interview
Lilyorphaned – Book Review

July 20th
Breathing in the Pages – Book Review
Writinganyone – Character Interview and Book Review
Writefury – Character Interview

July 21st
Claire M. Banschbach – Author Interview
Sherwood Storyteller – Author Interview

July 22nd
The Art of Writing for Him – Book Review
Elvish Pen’s Fantastical Writings – Author Interview and Book Review

July 23rd
Thoughts of a Word Collector – Author Interview
Thriving Hope – Book Review


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?


  1. AHHHH!! I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH!! *huggles it*

    I loved your interview! Very great questions, Christine!


      D'awww, thanks! I had a wonderful time doing it. ^_^

  2. Funnnn interview! :D I really enjoyed this. *huggles Twinepathy*

    I so enjoyed your answers, C.B.! Plot holes are hard. I concur. :P (I don't believe I found a SINGLE typo in the entire book when I read it, so I'd say the grammar thing is definitely true. ;)) Steve Rogers' daughter? :O Weiiiird. My brain just broke. XD *is now curious who the hardest person for you to write was... hmmm* I think I could tell Jen is a favorite/most relatable. ;)

    Great questions, Lauri! You must read Twinepathy, yessss. I also love how we both had similar blog-reader questions there at the end. XD Braintwindom strikes again! (Totally a word, shush.) Loved this poooost! ^_^

    1. Thank you! I enjoyed DOING it!

      I also agree. Plot holes are the worst and love to invade my own stories. >.> It's so hard fixing them!
      And I thought the same thing about Steve Rogers' daughter. It's such an interesting thought. o.o

      YES I MUST. It sounds sooo fun!
      I know! That is so great. BRAINTWINDOM. :O I love it so much!!! THAT'S A KEEPER. I also think we put our posts up minutes after the other. I just love it! XD

    2. Braintwindom! XD I'm glad you didn't find any typos! My betas told me they only found a few when they went over it, which made me happy. And my mom went over it after them. ;) The hardest person was most likely... Keller? I don't know, she was a lot different from me. But Maddie was hard, because of her amnesia, too. Glad you enjoyed the interview! :D

  3. Great questions and answers!
    I agree with Deborah and Christine, plot editing is not fun. Sometimes it's a necessary evil, so to speak, but quite tedious. I also liked your answer to the last question, how you hope people can take something away from the book and apply it to better their own lives. That's my goal too. :)

    1. I'm glad you enjoyed reading it! ^_^

      And yes, plot editing can be sooo frustrating. Especially when you realize because of like ONE plot hole you're going to have to redo the entire book. Ugh. But, in the end, it's always worth it. :)

      It's so encouraging seeing people with the goal to write wholesome fiction that will inspire us to better our own lives. We so need more authors like that!

  4. Anything inspired by Marvel is bound to be good, and Twins!

    1. Twins + Marvel! I don't see how this CAN'T be good!! :D

    2. I agree, Skye! Marvel inspiration? Twins? Sounds pretty cool!

    3. I just started it (only 30 pages in) but so far I'm lovin' it!

  5. I hadn't heard of this one, but now I'm going to add it to my list. It looks really promising! Thank you for doing these interviews, it helps us discover all sorts of books we never would have heard of otherwise!

    1. That makes me so happy! I love being able to spread the word about good books. There's so many out there, it is hard to know about them all sometimes. And I just like fangirling over books! ;D


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