Saturday, December 12, 2020

Chroma by Oscar Wenman-Hyde - Book Blitz

Chroma

When Riley watched Chroma, the latest movie by Armani Manora, he had no idea how much his life was about to change. Riley's parents, Jean and Paul, are currently getting divorced, and they have managed to keep the situation hidden from Riley, until now. 

They were unaware of the effects this was having on Riley's emotional and mental well-being, and as tensions rose at school and at home, he was visited by a voice in his bedroom. Before too long, he began a journey that was not only dangerous, but eye opening. 

Chroma explores the rapidly changing family dynamic throughout divorce, and how a child's imagination can take them to unknown places. It is emotional, insightful and a moving story which not only teaches us how to be an adult, but how to be a child.


 
Purchase Links
 UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Chroma-Oscar-Wenman-Hyde-ebook/dp/B08H5S1JTZ 

US - https://www.amazon.com/Chroma-Oscar-Wenman-Hyde-ebook/dp/B08H5S1JTZ


 Author Q&A
1.       What would you consider to be your Kryptonite as an author?
     Time, no matter what I’m working on, I’m always worried about time. Whether I’m making the most of it or utilizing the seconds I have to my full potential. As much as I wish I could control time, I have to understand that it will keep on ticking regardless how anxious I get about the subject. I just have to make the most of the moments I do have.

2.       If you could tell your younger writing self-anything, what would it be?
So far, my writing career hasn’t been going for many years, but my very first screenplay was optioned only a couple of months after I finished it, so I haven’t been dealt many bad cards yet. However, it would be to not put all of my eggs into one basket. I have learnt this now, but it is very easy to be drawn towards people that seem like they could take you to the next step. You have to make your own luck, and right now, that’s what I’m doing. 

3.       What book do you feel is under-appreciated? How about overrated?
Both of Ethan Hawke’s books are criminally underrated, most people don’t even know that he wrote a novel in the first place. I highly recommend these!

4.       Favorite childhood memory involving books?
To be honest, I’ve never been a huge reader, but much like Riley in my book I was always a cinema buff growing up and I continue to be so in my adult life, but I did always love this book when I was little about a big teddy bear who lived in an attic. Sadly, I don’t remember what it was called, I’ll have to dig it out!

5.       If you could own any animal as a pet, what would it be?
Well, I already have six pets; I have a dog, two cats, two house rabbits and a guinea pig, but if I could have one more, it would have to be a Donkey!

6.       How long, on average, does it take you to write a book?
This is my debut novel, so I don’t have a whole host of experience I can draw upon, however, it took me three months to write and another three to properly edit, but the whole story was adapted from a screenplay of the same name, so that saved me some planning time.

7.       How do you select the names of your characters?
Whenever I write, whether that be for a script or a book, I always try and balance my characters between normal and interesting. I feel with the characters in this book, I have managed that. Their names don’t distance the readers, they bring them closer, and they help a reader to see them as people rather than as characters.

8.       What are your top 5 favorite movies?
Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Before Midnight, Boyhood, and Interstellar. Besides the last one, cropping up randomly, double points if you can name the director!

9.       If you were the last person on Earth, what would you do?
Take the time to appreciate the planet's beauty and just accept my life for what it is. I think a moment like that would really put one’s life into perspective.

10.   Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
Just be honest with yourself and your writing will prosper, don’t chase success, write for yourself and success will come at its own time, and write for a reason, because your passionate about something. This industry is tough but don’t go chasing the end goal, set yourself small goals throughout your journey and be proud when you achieve them, it’ll make the journey more enjoyable and it’ll help you appreciate the work you have already put in.

11.   Tell us 10 fun facts about yourself!
I have Erb’s Palsy in my right arm, I am a music teacher, I competed and won a charity boxing match by technical knockout, I have released four EP’s and multiple singles under the name Oscar Young, I am married, I run a DIY production company to produce my own scripts and my joint efforts with my wife called O&J Scriptwriting, I worked as dish washer for five years, I studied Songwriting at University, I have an unhealthy steel book obsession and I’m a comic-con geek!


Author Bio – 

Oscar Wenman-Hyde is a writer living in Gloucester, UK. Born and raised in the quiet towns of North Devon, Oscar would spend the majority of his time as a child writing and directing short films with his brother and neighbours. From here, Oscar’s passion led him to explore all aspects of his creativity, by graduating with a BA Hons in Songwriting at the British and Irish Modern Music Institute. He now finds joy in all mediums of writing and although he has worked and trained in many areas, he is always inspired by film and remains grounded in storytelling.

Social Media Links –

-          Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OJ-Scriptwriting-106185034262166

-          Instagram: @oj_scriptwriters & @oscarwenmanhyde

 

 

 

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