Novel Transcript: RYAN GORDON’S SPECIAL CONNECTION WITH THE UNIVERSE (Chapter 1) by Art Blum

Performed by Val Cole

Get to know the writer:

What is your novel about?

“Ryan Gordon’s Special Connection with the Universe” is a 230 page YA novel. It’s a paranormal thriller similar in tone to TV shows “Under the Dome” or “Beyond.”

RYAN GORDON’S SPECIAL CONNECTION WITH THE UNIVERSE is the story of a 14-year-old boy, who after coming in contact with an extraterrestrial being on his computer, learns the hard way, that he and his girlfriend can survive only if they find a
long-ago buried treasure to fund their escape from the town before UFO task force agents get them.

What genres would you say this novel is in?

Paranormal Thriller.

How would you describe this story in two words?

Childhood’s end.

What movie have you seen the most in your life?

The Godfather (parts 1&2)

What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

Working Class Hero by John Lennon

Do you have an all-time favorite novel?

Confederacy of Dunces

What motivated you to write this story?

I pictured a better world than what we have now.

If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive), who would that be?

My mother. She died 16 years ago.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Movies, long walks, like my job (hospital), reading, taking classes

What influenced you to enter your story to get performed?

Curiosity. Wanted to see if it’d get a good reaction, or not.

Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Writing should be therapy.

 


Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

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