Performed by Carina Cojeen
Get to know the writer:
1. What is your novel about?
Things didn’t always go as planned for Denovan Freighter Pilot, Sneighd Arkon. Keeping his freighter flying wasn’t always easy. Keeping himself flying was even harder. When offered a lucrative paying job for an illegal fuel run by Sinnetian Syndicate boss Baquar Starka, Sneighd accepted, even though he knew it wasn’t a good idea. Double-crossed by the supplier, Sneighd returns to Baquar empty handed, not knowing that was Baquar’s plan all along, a set-up for a nice little murder of a Galaxy Corporation Official with Sneighd tidily placed to take the blame. But things don’t always go as planned, even for Baquar Starka. Sneighd receives help in escaping Baquar’s henchmen with the help from two unwitting and unwilling rescuers, Tendrite Portmaster Korbot Maka, and Rhadurian pilot, Haunalyn. Sneighd’s freighter permanently disabled he and his new companions escape Sinnet aboard the Rogue Marauder, Haunalyn’s small Rhadurian Hauler, with Baquar Starka and the Galaxy Corporation Police in pursuit. With the help of Haunalyn and Korbot, Sneighd must find the proof that he isn’t the murderer before he ends up as space dust.
2. What genres would you say this story is in?
Science Fiction, Science Fantasy
3. How would you describe this story in two words?
4. What movie have you seen the most in your life?
Jurassic Park Trilogy, The Mummy Trilogy, Star Wars (the original trilogy), Indiana Jones trilogy, and a lot of old movies (if you mean number of times seen). I like action movies, especially if there is some comic relief in the movie.
5. What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)
Unchained Melody (the Righteous Brothers rendition)
6. Do you have an all-time favorite novel?
The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks
7. What motivated you to write this story?
Brainstorming with a friend is how the premise was created; the characters started growing, so their story needed to be written.
8. If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive), who would that be?
That is a hard question to answer. Alive, I’d say Jackie Chan. Dead, my brothers. I miss them.
9. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?
Being creative through art, dance, music, and designing gowns, esp. for weddings, caring for Animals
10. What influenced you to enter your story to get performed?
My mother is visual impaired. I’d like my books to be on audio so that other visual impaired people can enjoy them. And audio books are great for people who travel or don’t have time to stop to read a book, or can’t read. This is a way for them to enjoy books.
11. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?
Never give up. Writing can be frustrating: it’s hard work and takes a lot of time and concentration. There are days the words flow and days they just don’t come. The main thing is to just keep writing and never give up.
Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com
Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel
Camera Op: Mary Cox