Performed by Carina Cojeen
Get to know the writer:
What is your novel about?
Day After Disaster is an apocalyptic, adventure novel, featuring a dynamic young woman, mother and wife, Erika, who is thrust into a world turned upside down by a series of natural disasters. Finding herself alone in a city mutilated by this disastrous situation, she must save herself. Once free of the city confines, she desperately tries to navigate through the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains to get back home to her family. Not knowing if they are alive or dead she must call on all of her survival instincts to plot a course through this broken environment.
What genres would you say this story is in?
How would you describe this story in two words?
What movie have you seen the most in your life?
What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the
most times in your life?)
Fred Bear by Ted Nugent
Do you have an all-time favorite novel?
The Valley of the Horses by Jean M. Auel
What motivated you to write this story?
Day After Disaster was written to cause readers to reflect on two main points. The first thing this novel causes readers to ask themselves is what if our way of life was drastically altered in a snap. Anyone alive on 9-11 remembers exactly where they were when the world was changed, this novel causes the reader to ask where will I be when the world changes again? What would I be willing to do to save my family or myself? Would I even know how to survive in the natural world of our ancestors?
The next issue Day After Disaster causes the reader to ponder is an appreciation for the now. Modern humans live at such a fast-paced speed that the special moments of gratitude for the people surrounding you can be lost. So many things designed to make life easier or more entertaining may be drastically altering our basic social relationships and this book causes readers to consider the simplicity of the life that our society gave up in return for the conveniences of modern gadgets.
If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive), who would that be?
Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?
My family, Taekwondo, and wilderness survival.
What influenced you to enter your story to get performed?
The Changing Earth Series would make a fantastic TV drama and I have been working hard to get it to the television screen.
Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?
Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com
Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson
Camera Operator: Mary Cox