I, Cosmo Blog Tour: Author Interview with Carlie Sorosiak

Hello everybody! Today, I could not be more thrilled to be part of the blog tour for my favourite book of 2019 so far with an interview with its author Carlie Sorosiak. Onto the post!

One of my goldens, Shimmer, posing with the book

Hi Carlie, thank you so much for being here!

1. To start off, can you please describe the book in 5 words?
Goodest boy dances for family!

2. I, Cosmo is your first MG novel, after two previous YAs (which I`m now very excited to read!). Did you find any differences in your writing process between the two, and was it challenging trying something new?

My process was absolutely different for I, Cosmo: it was joyous! I found my YA novels quite emotionally challenging to write, but the words for I, Cosmo just flowed. Writing from the perspective of a golden retriever has been one of the greatest delights of my life. That’s not to say it wasn’t difficult at points; I wanted to get everything exactly right, and that came with a certain amount of pressure.

3. My absolute favourite thing about the book was Cosmo`s narration- he was such a sweetheart! Who are your top three favourite narrators in fiction?
I have so many favourites! But there are three books that immediately pop to mind. Recently, I’ve adored Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. I identified so much with Eleanor; sometimes the world just seems so very complicated, and Eleanor expresses this beautifully and authentically. Pax, from the novel of the same name, is another favourite: he’s kind, curious, and loyal. Whenever I think about narration, though, I immediately jump to Jandy Nelson, whose novel I’ll Give You the Sun is masterclass in voice; Noah and Jude will forever have my whole heart.

4. Something else I loved was how much the book felt like two of my favourite classics combined- it had real tones of The One Hundred and One Dalmatians and Charlotte`s Web, as well as just a really classic feel to it in general! If you could have a book that felt like your favourite classics combined, what would those be and what would the new book be like?

That is so incredibly kind – thank you! And what an excellent question. Growing up, I was obsessed with a book called Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, about a woman who lives in an upside-down house and reforms her neighbourhood’s children. In the series’ third book, she acquires a farm, so I’d like to see her deal with magical animals, such as hippogriffs and dragons. To that end, I propose Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle meets Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Someone write this, please!

5. Finally, can you tell us anything about what you`ll be working on or releasing next?

My next book is a middle grade novel about a cat . . . who is not a cat. Sorry to be so mysterious; I promise to reveal more soon!


3 random facts about you?

  • I used to competitively throw the shotput and the discus.
  • I was once a clown’s apprentice in a northern Minnesota parade.
  • I very much like the idea of living in a tiny home, but I also wonder where I’d put my books.

Hogwarts house?

I am a Ravenpuff. Final answer.

Costume you`d most like to dress your dog up in for Halloween?

Oh goodness. Dany would despise any sort of costume. But since her full name is Daenerys Dogaryen (first of her name, heir to the iron bone), I’d have to say dragon wings.

Favourite season? Summer (but only if there’s air conditioning)

Top 3 books of 2019 so far?

It’s so difficult to pick! I’ve read some real stunners lately. But I’ll say Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, The Storm Keeper’s Island by Catherine Doyle, and Caterpillar Island by Gillian McDunn. Apparently I like coastal settings!

Have you read I, Cosmo, and if so what did you think? Are you planning to pick it up? I’d love to hear in the comments!

Amy x


Author: goldenbooksgirl

Disabled book blogger who also writes TV, film, music and other posts from time to time | UKYABA Champion Teen 2018 | Email: goldenbooksgirl@gmail.com | she/her

8 thoughts on “I, Cosmo Blog Tour: Author Interview with Carlie Sorosiak”

      1. I wasn’t planning to as I’m not convinced it is my thing, but that comparison has made it a lot more appealing so I will try to squeeze it in at some point!

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