ABOUT C.V. ROSASCO
C.V. Rosasco is an author and psychotherapist living and working in a weird town called Hollywood. He has worked as a stage and soap opera actor, a childrens’ social worker in South Central L.A., an addiction specialist with gay addicts, and a janitor. He is a beach volleyball player, just took up Jiu-Jitsu, has had two nervous breakdowns ( 3 if you’re really counting), and is an avid meditator / yogi.
What is your favorite quality about yourself?
Integrity and accountability are huge values in my life. I am also doing what I love for a living and living what I consider to be a very authentic life.
What is your least favorite quality about yourself?
What is your favorite quote, by whom, and why?
“Every man I meet wants to protect me. I still can’t understand what from.”
- Mae West
(Because it’s so damn funny)
What are you most proud of accomplishing so far in your life?
My work, I’ve worked with many disadvantaged people. I spent four years supervising a homeless shelter, I worked with runaways in Hollywood, abused children and their parents in South Central LA, I’ve worked with drug addicts and transsexuals in a drug rehabe center, and have been on staff for an international men’s organization. I’ve also risked a lot to do what I want in life.
How has your upbringing influenced your writing?
Like most people I felt very much on the outside growing up. I had an extremely difficult time as a kid in a highly dysfunctional family. My writing reflects this in the outcast nature of the main characters. I think most people feel like outcasts actually. I have rarely met the person who felt like they belonged and were accepted and loved throughout most of their life. Has anyone ever really felt like that?????
Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
I wrote in elementary school and it was an avenue of expression for my angst. I also received a lot of attention for the writing early on which I was really starved for.
When and why did you begin writing?
I think I answered this one already.
How long have you been writing?
Since elementary school, around the age of ten. The first gold star on my first story was like a drug.
When did you first know you could be a writer?
I think I believed it early on, but frankly I got very little support from anyone who thought I could actually make a living at it. I still am not sure I can just because I wrote a book, I question whether that makes me “a writer”. I suppose in a sense it does, but when I think of someone as a writer I think they not only write, but they make a living at it. I’m not there as of yet, but I do believe strongly in this book.
What inspires you to write and why?
Being lonely. I’ve had a lot of it in my life and writing is a way to connect back to myself, to the spiritual, and to a sense of enthusiasm for life. It is also a great expression of the angst that extends out of lonelieness. I think most people relate to that kind of pain as well.
The terrifying challenges Charlie faces in a strange, parallel world called the Devic Realm, must be faced alone. His animal and spirit guides can only point the way.
An ominous test awaits him that will throw him into the shadowy forces of Washington D.C., al-Qaida, and the envoys of darkness on Earth.
On a planet lost in political violence and disconnected from the natural world, Charlie is challenged to grow up and embody the nature of love, commitment, and ferocity.