Love Dark Comedic Fiction? We do, too, and when we first met Gabriel Bocapa, we knew we were in for a treat. His Eating Ice Cream in Armageddon series is hilarious and we highly recommend it (book one is only $.97). Anyway, Mrs. N sat down with Gabriel for an interview and discovered interesting tidbits about him. So, please give Gabriel a warm POTL Blog welcome. Take it away, Gabriel:
Just as your books inspire authors, what authors have inspired you?
Franza Kafka, Edgar Allan Poe.
If you could cast your characters in the Hollywood adaptation of your book, who would play your characters?
Jake Gyllenhal as Michael and Priyanka Chopra as Halima
How important are names to you in your books? Do you choose the names based on liking the way it sounds or the meaning?
I think the name for the titles of the books are very important. I chose the name Eating Ice Cream in Armageddon as a commentary on the idea that we live in a global world: We can see wars going on, destruction and suffering at the touch of a fingertip (internet, television) yet at the same we can be sitting in a mall eating ice cream. There is more to the title for this book than this, and if you read it and read carefully you might get more of the picture.
What do you consider to be your best accomplishment?
It’d either have to be Conspiracy Theories Unveiled or Eating Ice Cream in Armageddon.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In Hollywood making Eating Ice Cream in Armageddon into a movie.
Have you always liked to write?
What writing advice do you have for other aspiring authors?
Don’t be afraid to write what you want. If someone doesn’t like your writing, who cares. They might just not get it.
If you didn’t like writing books, what would you do for a living?
I would be a scientist.
Is this your first book? How many books have you written prior (if any?)
I’ve written several books including “The Mansion” which is a collection of dark dystopian stories, and Love and Paranoia which is about a man with schizophrenia who goes on a journey to find love.
What are you working on now? What is your next project?
I’m currently working on a book about a schizophrenic superhero. In essence, I don’t mean a “split personality superhero” like Deadpool, but rather Schizophrenia in the traditional sense [in the authentic medical use of the term].
What is the biggest fib you’ve ever told?
Telling my mom I was sick but in reality I wanted to play Mega Man X on Super Nintendo.
Do you drink? Smoke? What’s your vice?
No drugs. Just Drinking Milk Teas and Eating Ice Cream.
What secret talents do you have?
Where is one place you want to visit that you haven’t been before?
What were you like as a child? Your favorite toy?
I was a shy child, yet considered very bright. I taught myself to read at the age of 4. I liked to play puzzles while others were watching t.v. On the other hand, I was never good with my hands. I was never good at sports, tools, or crafts. My skills were always more on an abstract plane.
Title Eating Ice Cream in Armageddon: with Letters from the Fourth Reich
Author Gabriel Bacopa
Genre Dark Comedy, Comedic Fiction, Short Stories
Have a laugh and cry with these three 21st century stories:
A Day with the Professor: Yale’s most prestigious and brilliant philosophy professor must take a day off work, and an eccentric yet possibly insanely brilliant man takes his place.
Eating Ice cream in Armageddon: A tale of sadness, adventure, and despair, when a man and a teenage girl he is fond of must survive World War 3 Together.
“Quite possibly the only teenage romance set during World War 3”
Letters from the Fourth Reich: A man sends letters to his love in Germany while trying to survive the tyrannical rule of the new Dictator-President Pump.
Gabriel Bacopa grew up in Southern California to a Palestinian Father and Israeli mother. He is the author of The Mansion and Love and Paranoia.
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Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Gabriel-Bacopa/e/B01M1N7L45