I am very excited to have CJ Omololu as today's guest for Inside the Author's Studio because she has a book birthday today!! That's right, her book TRANSCENDENCE comes out today. And one of you lucky duckies will receive a copy of it. All you have to do is comment and random.org will take care of picking a winner. Before we get to the interview, you might want to take a minute to drool over perhaps one of my favorite covers of the year so far.
When a visit to the Tower of London triggers an overwhelmingly real vision of a beheading that occurred centuries before, Cole Ryan fears she is losing her mind. A mysterious boy, Griffon Hall, comes to her aid, but the intensity of their immediate connection seems to open the floodgate of memories even wider.
As their feelings grow, Griffon reveals their common bond as members of the Akhet—an elite group of people who can remember past lives and use their collected wisdom for the good of the world. But not all Akhet are altruistic, and a rogue is after Cole to avenge their shared past. Now in extreme danger, Cole must piece together clues from many lifetimes. What she finds could ruin her chance at a future with Griffon, but risking his love may be the only way to save them both.
Full of danger, romance, and intrigue, Transcendence breathes new life into a perpetually fascinating question: What would you do with another life to live?
And now, on to the questions...
What is your favorite word? Sold.
What is your least favorite word? Review. Maybe that’s just the scariest.
What turns your current MC on? The beautiful boy on the cover of the book.
What turns your current MC off? Selfishness.
What sound do you love? The ding that says I have a new email. I always think it’s good news.
What sound do you hate? My alarm clock.
What is your favorite YA quirk? (i.e. The Colonel’s desire to give everyone nicknames) Teens who name their cars.
What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? Professional singing. Except I can’t. At all.
What profession would you rather bathe in a vat of urine than attempting? Pilot. Just thinking about flying gives me panic.
If John Green exists and sits at your table at a SCBWI conference, what would you like him to say to you? “I love reincarnation stories and I’ll be Tweeting about your book.”
Actually, I met John a few times years ago. When he was promoting Katherines, we were at a signing with just three other people, so we did get a chance to chat and I tried to explain to him that while I LOVED Alaska, I didn’t think it was appropriate for my then 9 year-old (he disagreed). I’d love to see if his perspective has changed now that he’s a dad.
Thank you, CJ! Happy book birthday! You are wonderful and write wonderful things. So glad that you stopped by.