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Monday Moonings: The Secret Life of Copernicus H. Stringfellow by Lorin

Monday Moonings is a weekly meme here on my blog (though I don’t feature it weekly anymore, but always on a Monday,haha) that features new books/authors, etc. 
Today, I have the honor to present to you guys an interview with Author Lorin Barber, of “The Secret Life of Copernicus  H. Stringfellow” from Sweetwater Books. Check it out! But before the interview, you might want to read the synopsis first. And I don’t know with you guys, but I love the cover. I seriously adore it. 

Title: The Secret Life of Copernicus H. Stringfellow
Author: Lorin Barber
Publisher: Sweetwater Books
Release date: March 13, 2012

Copernicus H. Stringfellow, a.k.a. Nick, is not your run-of-the-mill genius. His mind is so powerful it can stop a speeding automobile or stem internal bleeding. As Nick goes about quietly doing good, he discovers that his powers are greatly enhanced by the nutrients present in Twinkies. Follow Nick on his amazing adventures in this humorous and exciting action-packed book for all ages.


Hi Lorin! Welcome to Coffee, books and me! 🙂

“The Secret Life of Copernicus H. Stringfellow” is your first novel, right? How was the experience of writing it?

“The Secret Life” is actually my 4th novel. It is my 1st published novel. The 3 previous novels were turned down by numerous publishers. The experience of writing Copernicus was great because I prepared. I outlined the story. I took more time, invited outside criticism as I went and knew that it was a tremendous improvement over my previous attempts.

(Oops, sorry. 1st published novel, I mean.)

What inspired you to write the story?

The Secret Life” was a conscious attempt to create a novel that would appeal to a publisher. That was tempered by my need to write something that was part of my soul. In the end the inspiration was to make a story from the values I hold dear which includes a heavy dose of levity.


Who is the main character that we have to look forward to in the novel?

Copernicus (Nick) Stringfellow is a super nerd with super powers and a super heart. If you are a nerd, have ever loved a nerd, or ever enjoyed watching a nerd you should get a lot of laughs out of Nick.

Are there any characters in the novel that were inspired from people in real life?

Nick was inspired by a tall skinny genius type of guy I know. The rest are mainly composites of people in my life.

Describe the book in three words. (quite hard, but I know you can do it! :)) 

Good Clean Fun

Nice! Did you always dream of publishing a book? 

I hated writing since my 1st grade teacher gave me a C- in penmanship. When I got an electric typewriter in High School I began to think writing wasn’t so bad.

Do you have any upcoming projects? Currently writing anything?

I’m currently writing a sequel to Copernicus and have 3 more in the series planned after that. Beyond those there are many more projects in mind than I’ll ever have time to write.

Do you see becoming an author as a full-time job or just a side job?
If I can make a living, I’ll do it full time.

An off-topic question, if you were stranded in an island, what book would you bring with you and why?
Scripture because I need it.

Good answer. I think that’s what I’ll bring too!. Okay, last question, I just have to ask. Coffee or tea?


high five! Thanks for dropping by the blog! All the best to your career! 🙂

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Hi there! My name is Jenna. I write and speak to encourage and empower women, equality, freedom, sustainability, and the plant-based lifestyle. For the Kingdom of Jesus. <3


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