Meet Bronx Latin’s first published student author – Savana Rodriguez!

Bronx Latin 12th grade student Savana Rodriguez just published her first book, Ocean of Time, which is available on Amazon. Savana has been a student at Bronx Latin since the 6th grade, and will be graduating this year. The book is the first part in a series that Savana is writing. The description on the back of the book reads :

Delaney Cooper is the Captain of the Crescent Inferno, an all-male pirate crew with the ruthlessness of the most savage of thieves but morals of a knight in shining armor. She makes a life out of plunder, never taking more than she needed, with her second-in-command and lover at her side. She thinks she has decades of this life ahead of her. She is wrong. Soon, she is blindsided with the new knowledge that she can cross into different centuries through the passage of oceanic whirlpools but the discovery comes at a high, terrible price. When she crosses paths with Cassander Thatcher, another time-traveler, they butt heads almost instantly. Surprises come at her from every corner, and she’s suspicious of them all. He is a mysterious stranger in more ways than one, but he can show her the way to navigate her new, upturned life as a time-traveler. Fates are at play. Tables are turned. Neither of them know that something bigger is coming their way. But plans come in stages. Baby steps.

Ms. Nelson, the Assistant Principal, interviewed Savana to ask her about her first book.

Q: How long did this book take you to write?

A: A year and a half. Before that I had written another book about aliens. My love for reading helped me make sure I write this all the way through. Whenever I read I get new ideas. I read mostly teen fiction, action, and fantasy – but I’m also a sucker for romance. 

Q: What genre would you consider your novel to be and how did you go about publishing?

A: Ultimate reality and time travel is the genre. I’ve always been intrigued by the idea of time travel. I used to watch Dr. Who, and that acted as a sort of inspiration as well. When thinking about publishing this book, I looked up editors and a publisher, and then looked up self publishing and used Create Space to design a cover.

Q: Do you see yourself writing more in the future?

A: I want to write at least two more books in this series, and I am writing more books now. I also know that in college I want to study creative writing. I don’t have a particular dream job in mind – I just know I want to write and that I want to be a writer.