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Author Spotlight: Sean Cusack

Name: Sean C. Cusack 

Hometown:  Chicago

Book: The Lost Sock

Genre: Children’s

  1. Describe your book in 10 words or less. A little girl loses her favorite sock and goes on a quest to find it.
  2. What made you want to write The Lost Sock?  I felt that it was a creative and imaginative idea that would be best expressed in a book.
  3. How long did it take you to write your book? A few hours.
  4. How do you choose the names of your characters? I thought of names that would be an appropriate fit.
  5. What do you do when you have writer’s block? I listen to my favorite music to get the creative juices flowing again.
  6. What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write and why? I enjoyed writing the part where the lead character is sleeping and has a dream where her Lost Sock appears. I believe that dreams sometimes blend with reality and offer us hope.
  7. If you were stuck on an island and had to have one person from each category with you, who would they be and why? 
    1. One character from your book: Meowzer. Cats are great pets and make good companions.
    2. One fictional character:  The Judge from Blood Meridian. He would keep me entertained and inspire me to be the best that I can in spite of being stranded on an island.
    3. One famous person: Beyoncé. I don’t think this requires much explanation.
  8. Besides writing, what are your other interests? Brainstorming new ideas for books, exercising, listening to music, watching and attending Cubs games, vacationing, and going to restaurants.
  9. Do you keep a journal? I do not keep a journal but my first two novels are non-fiction works based on my life experiences.
  10. How did you celebrate the publishing of The Lost SockEnjoying a Lou Malnati’s pizza.
  11. If your book was made into a movie, who would play the main characters? A very young person starting an early career in acting.
  12. What did you enjoy most about working with Dorrance Publishing? The ease of the process, the helpful staff, and the excitement of owning a well-made and high-quality book from a very professional and revered publisher.
  13. Five favorite books of all time? Blood Meridian, The Iceman, Brave New World, Devil in the White City, and Where the Wild Things Are.
  14. One sentence of advice for other writers? Write when you feel like it and write how you feel!

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