Author of the Month - Weston H.

Author of the Month - Weston H.

By Emma Gutierrez / March 13, 2024

Join us on this thrilling journey in “Rodo Decento 2” written by Weston. This featured story involves teamwork to defeat the bad guy! Let's get into it!

“In the light realm of the universe Scrach Gourd is up to no good…”

Rodo’s alarm goes off, but he’s not ready to get out of bed. He brushes his teeth and turns on the television. “BREAKING NEWS” he hears on the TV. Scrach Goard is up to no good!

Rodo can’t believe it. It has been years since Scrach Goard has been involved in any mischief... and it's way worse than last time. Rodo’s planet is fused together. Oh no! Rodo is ready to go! He heads to the door and sees a scrachling. The scrachling tries to pounce on Rodo but is thrown to the side by a blue hand.

It was a blue Rodo named Rode Decente! He tells Rodo they need many Rodo’s to join them to complete the mission. As they both travel along, they come across a house. Inside are two elemental siblings: water Rodo and fire Rodo. They hate each other even though they are siblings. Their house is floating and they need their planet back but they still don’t want to work together. What are they going to do?

They decide to settle this with a game called Pushy. Pushy is a Rodo tradition where two teams try to push each other towards a wall and if one team has more people standing, they win! Rodo and Rode win against the siblings! Yay! Water and fire Rodo \ join the mission to save the planet.

They walk into a place that seems infected by the Scrach Goard, so they know they have to be getting close. Then, they stumble across something weird… it was a scrachling but looked more like a Rodo. It starts to chase them, but the team fights back! The team gets hit by a cosmic Rodo! But the scrachlings can mind control… the Rodos are overpowered and ambushed. They have to think quickly! They fight back as hard as they can together, and they can win! The team reveals two more cosmic Rodo’s, one of them a pink Rodo who is the leader.

The team continues walking and comes across a portal to the light realm. They start to get sucked in! They try to run but are unsuccessful, and they get sucked in. Are they doomed?

They are in the light realm, and they see the bad guy, Scrach Gourd! It was time to fight. The miniuns come to help, but the team doesn’t need it. The cosmics make a huge blast, and with that, they win the fight!

The team tries to pull the planets apart, but nothing would budge. Just then, the ground starts shaking. Another giant Rodo comes to help and they are all able to pull it apart. Success! They go back to their planet and live happily ever after…maybe…

Thank you, Weston for sharing your story with us! We are excited to see if there is another book in this Rodo series. We’ll have to wait and find out.

Keep reading to see what Weston shares in his interview.

Read the Full Interview:

Where did you get your Lulu Junior kit? Who gave it to you?
I got it for Christmas in 2nd grade from Aunt Jodi and Uncle Derick.

Where did you get your idea for your story?
For Rodo Decento, I made it after taking some inspiration from a show back when I was about 3 and made it into a published one when I was older.

How does it feel to be a published author?
Great and hard to explain, but mostly satisfying.

What's the one piece of advice you'd share with another young writer?
To follow your heart.

What do you like to do when you're not writing?
Art, games, and snuggling with my parents, brother, and Grammy.

Do you prefer writing or illustrating? Why?
Illustrating, because I really like to draw.

What's one of your favorite books?
The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and of my own books my favorites are Suckers and Rodo Decento 2.

How do you like to set up your writing/drawing space?
I like drawing at home on the floor near my desk surrounded by markers and paper.

What inspires you to write or draw?
It is just in me. I get a lot of inspiration from television shows and books.

What do you want people to remember about your book?
The adventure.