For the next week I'm sharing interviews with other Authors. It's a chance for you to get to know them and check out their work. Please read John's story. His book "A 38 Day Education" will be coming out June 2nd.
Author John Guzzardo...
What are you working on?
You mean aside from keeping my sanity? My current schedule includes promoting the release of my first novel, “A 38 Day Education,” to be released by Solstice Publishing under the Solstice Horizons label on June 2. I’m also working on revisions to “Change Rising,” the sequel to my first novel which I hope Solstice will offer me a contract for as well.
How does your work differ from others of its genre?
There aren’t too many novels which focus this much on college life that are not romance works. This work aims more at politics, mystery and personal change, with just a sprinkle of romance. It’s got a little something for everyone!
What’s your motivation for writing?
I wrote this book because of the simple fact that many people today feel like they have no hope of doing something better. This book is about taking an opportunity given you, however unwanted, and making the most of it. It also illustrates, to those who are powerful, that real leaders often come from the place you least expect, and can surprise us in amazing ways.
How does your writing process work?
Hard as it is to believe, I ‘”talk” the scenes out first in my private time, usually when my wife and son are at work. I’ll talk out the scene in the car or the shower, and when I put “pen to paper,” it’s easy to see what works and what doesn’t. Sometimes, I have to take some time away to clear my mind, and then it’s back to the grindstone. I can write for hours on some days and, on others, I don’t want to see a pen, paper, computer screen or keyboard. It’s all in how my soul operates.
What are some strange things about you readers would like to know?
First, I’m Italian, but I don’t really like Italian food that much – yes, strange, but true – my favorite cuisine is Chinese. Second, I hate touch screen table computers; I have to feel the clack of a keyboard. Also, I love to look at highway sign pictures – I’m with you would call a “roadgeek” and my wife considers me a “Human GPS.” Finally, I actually hated writing as a kid because when I misbehaved, my teachers made me write the old “I will not…” sentences. Once had to write “I will not forget to do my homework” almost 700 times. Ironic, huh?
Olivia Gracey...Mother, Fiction Romance Writer, Realtor, Singer/Songwriter for Just Gracey, Photographer, Consider myself very blessed. I love a good workout and I love to dance in my socks!
"For just a mere time I felt safe, unbroken and loved. Just a mere moment in time I felt loved once again; Loved by the man who broke me."