Describing his book as “an epic origin story of the most successful animal in Tropland Forest. No taller than a banana and timid of germs, Rockford T. Honeypot proves that even a small animal, such as a chipmunk, can overcome fear, travel the world, make new friends, and live a life full of adventure.”, Josh Gottsegen has always felt his calling was to be a storyteller. Taking him 4 years to write (from start to finish), there are two messages like for the readers to take from the book: First, never give up on your dreams, even when people tell you it’s impossible. If you have a goal in life and work hard towards reaching the “unshelled diamonds” on your path, anything is possible. Secondly, Rockford’s communication with all animals throughout the book, no matter the species, comes from a place of respect, gratitude, and kindness. It didn’t matter if it was a squirrel or rabbit; he treated others the way he wanted to be treated. Here are some more fun facts about Josh Gottsegen and Rockford T. Honeypot.
Josh Gottsegen Shares Fun Facts About Himself & Rockford T. Honeypot
- He identifies with Rockford the most especially when it come to bot being a fan of germs but loving to explore.
Fun fact: He has always wanted to be a storyteller and create stories (from books to movies) that entertain and inspire others.
- Every character has traits inspired by people he knows or have met in the past. He was also inspired by many film and TV characters to add attributes to each animal.
- Is there were to be a sequel, there are several other books on the drawing board from Tropland Forest. More than a pawful of characters that have fun and exciting adventures to tell!
- Josh knew how the ending was going to unfold. It was a story he hadn’t seen or read before and he wanted to write something unique and bittersweet.
Fun Fact: With all the characters being animals, it was fun to add these traits while keeping specific animal gestures.
About Rockford T. Honeypot
As a young chipmunk, shy, bookish Rockford T. Honeypot had dreams of thrilling adventures across the forest. However, timid of danger and germs, his only adventures were found in books and in his imagination. When his family abandons him after a mistake that destroys their hazelnut business, Rockford sets off on a legendary journey beyond his wildest dreams.
From exploring cuisines with a famous chef, training with ancient warrior monks, flying on giant hawks, finding true love, and much more, Rockford recounts his epic origin story of hardship, perseverance, and fortune.
You can purchase Rockford T. Honeypot on Amazon!