New Rochelle resident Chris Farley has just published his first novel, Gameworld. It’s a fantasy for middle-schoolers and young adults, and instead of drawing on the genre’s usual medieval European influences, Gameworld delves instead into Jamaican myths and folks tales. The book has received quite a bit of attention, including a recent segment on the Today Show. In this interview, you can hear Chris talk about how his own kids helped inform his writing – and also about some of his interesting experiences as a columnist.
This past Thursday, I attended a party at Alvin & Friends to celebrate the book launch. Here I am with Chris, his wife Sharon Epperson, a correspondent with CNBC, and Alvin Clayton. (Full disclosure: Sharon and Chris aren’t just neighbors – we’re also old friends from back in college.)