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Welcome to the official Becoming Johnny Nova Website

Welcome to the official Becoming Johnny Nova Website

  You lucky bastard   

Becoming Johnny Nova is the yet unpublished novel by author David Kupisiewicz. This web site was created to show what the book is all about. On here you’ll find some samples from the novel, info on the author, a handful of videos with the author being interviewed, contact info and share resources. There’s also a small parting gift awaiting you at the end.

So dive on in, I’m sure you’ll have some fun. If you’d like to see the book get published so you can have your very own copy, be sure to sign the petition. You can also follow it’s progress by liking the facebook page. That way you’ll be able to keep informed and will be privy to my occasional pearls of wisdom.

Thanks for dropping in!


About the novel

About the novel

‘Becoming Johnny Nova’ is author David Kupisiewicz’s slightly heated up account of his late adolescent years on the outskirts of L.A. Navigating his taste for danger around beer, bikes, songs-and-bongs and attempted dating. With the encouragement of his mostly reprobate friends, and in the face of the stoic resistance of his archetypically disapproving parents, he manages to find his path from boy to man.

What lifts this book way above being merely a series of insidiously suspenseful tales of teenage rebellion told by a naturally gripping story-teller are the scrupulously recalled living portraits of those he interacted with. From disappearing John to reappearing Tony, from full-of-shit Frank to female-buddy Dianne, from rock ‘n’ roll perk Sweet Ass and treacherous Sister to drummer Andy, Arnie, Rocky and Jeff.

If you can put this book down, you have never used a Frisbee as a pinch tray, never street-raced a Kawasaki 750, never sung in a rock ‘n’ roll band, never dived off a neck-breaking cliff just for the rush, and never fought for good against evil in the Battle of Chantry Flats with baseball bats and tire irons. Even if you haven’t, after reading this you’ll feel you had.

About the author

David Kupisiewicz grew up on the outskirts of Los Angeles, moved to Australia in his early twenties and worked in the music business for 12 years. A naturally gripping storyteller, he constantly had listeners laughing and shaking their heads telling him “You need to write a book.” Having a lifelong passion for writing, he began to write the stories that would be molded into Becoming Johnny Nova. He now resides in a small country town with his wife and three kids running the family business and writing wild stories that just happen to be true.

About the author

Writing Samples

Writing Samples

Writing Samples

Here are some excerpts from the book to give you a feel for the story.

  • Sunset over the valleyIt Was a Dark and Stormy Night
    This is the first few pages of the book. We meet Dave and Frank and go on a little ride in their 'kind of' stolen car.
  • Car stranded in desertStranded on a Corner in Winslow Arizona
    This is the last half of this chapter. Dave and Tony take a weekend road cruise to Texas. When their car breaks down they find themselves stranded in a tiny Arizona town.
  • Image of a band rehearsal roomCharlie and the Toy Room
    Excerpt from chapter 16 'Charlie and the Toy Room'
    This is when Dave and Andy first meet Charlie.
  • men sitting around a campfirePeacocks and Mushrooms
    This excerpt is set on the evening of Dave's eighteenth birthday. These first few pages of this chapter depict in a modern suburban setting, a rite of passage like that of many early cultures.

Movie House

Movie House

Movie House

Welcome to the Movie House

This series of videos is author David Kupisiewicz being interviewed about his novel Becoming Johnny Nova

(All did not go as planned)

Image of David Kupisiewicz sitting on a couch
Couch Interview – Part 1

Image of David Kupisiewicz sitting on a couch
Couch Interview – Part 2

Image of David Kupisiewicz sitting on a couch
Couch Interview – Part 3

Image of David Kupisiewicz sitting in a bath
Bath Interview – Part 1

Image of David Kupisiewicz sitting in a bath
Bath Interview – Part 2

Image of David Kupisiewicz sitting at a desk
The Shift Knob

Contact

Contact

Contact

CONTACT ME

I’d love to hear from you!

36 Cansick St Rosedale, Vic, 3847, AU
Phone: +03 5199-2613
Mobile: +0407 390 899
Email: dkup@spin.net.au

Swing by for a beer if you’re nearby.
(You should probably bring some beer.)