Gameworld

Sharon Epperson, Alvin Clayton, Noam (with autographed copy!), and author Chris Farley.
Sharon Epperson, Alvin Clayton, Noam (with autographed copy!), and author Chris Farley.

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.)