Hello dear readers! One of my blogging friends, C.B. Cook
, recently published Twinepathy
, a book about how twin sisters use their telepathic connection as they are swept up into a secret mission. For those who don’t know her, C.B. Cook is an absolutely amazing writer and blogger in general. I’m so honored to have had the chance to interview her, and I hope you’ll enjoy her answers as much as I enjoyed coming up with the questions and reading the snippets that she’s posted on her blog! Here’s a bit about the book and the author, and then we’ll dive into the mystery of writing Twinepathy.
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.
About the Author:
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.
Now, for the questions. 😀
Where did the inspiration from Twinepathy come from?I really wanted to write a book with twins, since I love the aspects of their relationships, and I saw a Twin Telepathy tag on Youtube, and thought, “What if this was real?” Before long, I’d added a girl with amnesia, a snarky teleporter, and a young woman who knew a lot more about the world than anybody’s grandpa.
That is so neat! I love what these little tangents can lead you to. What was your greatest challenge in writing Twinepathy?
Mostly trying to write realistic fighting scenes. A lot of those had to be fixed in editing, which was probably the hardest part. Going back and changing things is always difficult, since it’s so daunting.
I agree–editing can be really tedious. But it’s so worth it. Who are some writers that inspired you (for Twinepathy or in general)?
Oh, there are so many. Tolkien is one of the ones who inspires me in my writing–his excellent foreshadowing and little tidbits you miss until you reread. For Twinepathy specifically, Ally Carter’s books have been a great inspiration, since they’re so hard to put down. Others are Brandon Sanderson and Marissa Meyer. They’re all such great authors that they make me want to write a lot.
Ahh, more reasons for me to read Sanderson and Meyer. I need someone to bug me until I read something by them. Who’s your favorite character?
This is a super hard question and it’s constantly changing. But I feel like right now it’s Maddie. She’s such a strong little girl, not only with her powerful telekinesis, but emotionally as well. She handles having amnesia really well. Plus, she’s adorable.
Adorablenesssss overload! I love all your characters and how unique you’ve created each one of them. What’s your favorite character quirk that you’ve created in Twinepathy?
Ooooh, this one is easy! Anvil’s cooking. He’s a dark, mysterious guy who can be a little violent, but he’s an amazing cook. So much so that Brooklyn, who isn’t a bad cook herself, wants to get his cookie recipe.
Hmmm, interesting. I definitely did not know that about him, because he just does not seem like a cookie guy. I wonder if it has chocolate in it…wait, this isn’t a good time to go off on tangents.
And a bonus question: Any plans for a sequel in the near future? *cough*
The very near future, actually. It’s completely plotted and I’m already 8k words into it!
much inward bouncing and mental confetti-throwing
And that’s it! For those of you who are interested, here are links to the Twinepathy
. So now you don’t have an excuse not
to check it out. It’s fascinating. (And she’s also written a novella, Paralyzed Dreams
, which is amazing.) Thanks for joining me, friends!