Today is my stop on the Falloutblog tour and I am here today with an interview with the author!
Title: Fallout Author: C. G. Moore Publisher: UCLan Publishing Published: 18th June 2020 Format: Paperback Source:: N/A Add It:Amazon. Goodreads. Summary: I am Cal Adams what does that mean?
Sixteen years old.
For Cal, coming out is explosive, but that is nothing compared to the fallout from his family, friends and foes. When events in Cal’s life reach critical, he is shaken to his core. Can he rely on his loved ones to help avoid meltdown?
‘A devastatingly raw reminder that some LGBTQ+ kids still face prejudice, hate and a daily struggle just to live their lives. But Fall Out is also full of hope, humour and the promise that things will, eventually, get better.’ SIMON JAMES GREEN (author of Noah Can’t Even and Alex in Wonderland)
What is your favourite thing about writing books? There are so many things I love about writing books but the escape into different worlds is certainly appealing. I think knowing that we all use words in different ways and that creates such diverse storytelling. I get to share a part of who I am, represent LGBTQ+ people in my books and hear such heartening feedback from readers about how my work has impacted them.
Who is your favourite character in your book and why? My favourite character Is probably Cam. Readers have gravitated towards the larger-than-life characters like Peggy and Em but for me, my favourite is Cam. I think that comes back to Cam being that vision of the perfect guy; the caring, compassionate guy that younger me wanted in his life. Also, he makes killer superhero cupcakes – what’s not to love?
What is your favourite drink to consume while writing? Coffee. Coffee helps me focus. I don’t even think it’s so much the caffeine as the idea of having a hot drink in my hand while I’m thinking and writing.
Do you have any bad habits while you’re writing? My worst habit while writing is checking my phone or opening Twitter. If I do anything like that while I’m writing, it’s game over. I won’t go back to my writing and I’ll just sit there for the best part of an hour liking people’s tweets.
Are you a plotter or a pantser? I’m more of a pantser. Fall Out and Book 2 were easy to write in many ways but going forward, I think I’ll need to become a bit more of a plotter. Generally, I dream about my stories so I usually know most of what’s going to happen and how I’ll arrive at the conclusion.
If you could befriend any fictional character, who would you choose and why? I would befriend Michael from Dean Atta’s The Black Flamingo. I spent most of my life worrying about how “gay” and “masculine” I looked. In how I walked, drank, talked, I shrouded myself in this blanket of toxic masculinity that society reinforces and found myself worrying to the point where I wasn’t being my authentic self. I was letting everyone around me shape my life and journey, and that wasn’t right. Michael is unapologetically himself, feathers and all. So many people hide aspects of who they are in everyday life but with Michael, it would be so nice to be able to be around someone so genuine and authentic, a guy with a fun, megawatt personality.
About the Author
C. G. is a freelance editor and marketer who has written for GCN Magazine, Writing.ie and many more. He runs the #YAtakeover, an online festival dedicated to bringing readers and writers together. He has hosted physical and online events as part of Litfest, and the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway medals. When C. G. is not reading or writing, he can be found wrapped up in aerial silks, baking or getting lost in nature with his sassy Jack Russell, Ruby. He has previously lecturered on the MA in Publishing program at the University of Central Lancashire where he shares his love of the written word.