When a Social Studies teacher assigns a special project to six high school students, (Richard, Shelly, Nathan, Charles, Morgan and Britt) they receive a lesson that may indeed change lives of many worlds. As they work on the problems set before them they come to realize that the typical real world issues that each student had been dealing with doesn’t look all that bad. As the unlikely group of misfits explores the project, they discover strengths that they were completely unaware they had.
For seven whole days they stay in a mysterious book unlocking puzzles, fighting demon-possessed statues, creating bonds with a memorable cast of characters and fighting a villain who controls the powers of the heavens. Mr. Hutchenson, a professor of social studies at St. Cardinals, is a man who plays a large part within this story, but just as the kids have to discover that, so does the reader. These six kids work on finding that strength by not only fighting the enemy, but the enemy within.
If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future? I always wanted to travel back in time to ancient Babylonia. I don’t know why, I guessed when was little my grandparents were very strict religious people and the only thing I could read were books related to the Bible?
If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose? Bill Maher, Jimmy Fallon, John Stewart, President Obama and Lacey Chabert, because she’s hot and I had this high school crush on her.
If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you? A couple of pistols, medical supplies and a satellite phone, I’m certain I can survive on my own.
What is one book everyone should read? A geography book, knowing your nationality or where you come from is very important. I believe knowing your history could be the first step to loving yourself.
If you were a superhero what would your name be? Wow, that’s a tough one. (laughs) Um? I would probably call myself Captain Neo Soul. I don’t know it just sounds pretty cool. It was like a character I created when I was fourteen years old. Yet what was surprisingly odd was that I actually trademarked that name… Yeah, I know, right? I was fourteen at the time.
If you could have any superpower what would you choose? I would definitely love the powers of telepathy.
What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? Vanilla, it’s plain and simple and goes well with anything.
If you could meet one person who has died who would you choose? George Carlin. I remember him as this conductor guy on PBS when I was little. I was also a big fan of his stand up comedy. I know he was an atheist but what I loved about him was the fact that he wasn’t afraid to speak out on issues that many dared to discuss. I admired him of his courage.
What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? I’m more likely a traditional eater; Grits, Toast, scrambled eggs and a side of bacon. Well, lots of bacon.
Night owl, or early bird? I’m more of a night owl. I used to get up around five in the morning when I was working at my last job before I became a full time author. I’m lucky if I can get up before twelve noon.
One food you would never eat? Fried butter on a stick! Just looking at one of those things makes my arteries clog up.
Pet Peeves? Disloyalty and pettiness, not a big fan of those kind of peoples especially those who always feel that they are entitled to everything.
Skittles or M&Ms? Taste the rainbow dude.
Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book. Because it’s unique, original and it’ll blow your mind. (laughs)
Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects? Well, I’m almost finished with the second one and I’m just starting to work on the third. I definitely have a lot more in the making. At first I thought of a trilogy but now It’s like a twelve book series.