- Who is your intended audience and why should they read your book?
Good question. I actually tried to write the novel so that it would appeal to a variety of audiences. There is action and adventure along with some romance. There are a lot of deep moments with the characters that will be expanded as the series moves forward. It is my hope that everyone that reads it will be able to connect with at least one of the characters on a more personal level and follow their specific story as it integrates with all the others. If there is one thing I can tell the readers, it is that everything that happens in the story happens for a reason. Sometimes the most minute details end up being crucial in figuring out a plot twist in the future. That is why I think people will enjoy reading and should read the book. With so many twists and turns, it is hard not to get involved with the characters and relate to them on a very personal level.
- Tell us a little bit about your cover art. Who designed it? Why did you go with that particular image/artwork?
I actually found the basic cover image on Thinkstock.com but I was able to add some of my own photography to it and the designers at the publishing company were able to meld it all together to create the scene I had envisioned. The story is really about a man alone against the world. He is unsure of the path ahead of him, afraid of the path behind him, and stuck somewhere in the middle. I tried to integrate the game locations into the background to show the path his life was about to take. The back cover encompasses all of my own photography of some of the destinations in the story.
- What are you writing at the moment?
I am currently in the middle of two projects. I am writing the second Vendicatori novel, Rekindle the Flame, which readers get a sneak peak of at the end of Four Pieces For Power. I am also working with a gentleman in New Jersey on a non-fictional work about his life as a business man. On top of that, I am working on promoting my plays and coming up with ideas for new ones.
4. Who would you want to meet that you haven’t met? You get three choices: Alive. Dead. Fictional.
For alive, I would have to say Tina Turner. I just find her fascinating in every aspect. For dead, I would have to say Charles Dickens. If for no other reason than to find out who really killed Edwin Drood! For a fictional character I would, without question, love to meet Yoda so he could teach me how to do Jedi mind tricks.
- Are there certain characters you would like to go back to, or is there a theme or idea you’d love to work with?
Absolutely. Especially with my plays. With my novels, I get the advantage of getting to go back and revisit characters regularly in the follow up novels. In my plays, you kind of have to say good-bye when the story ends. Some of my favorite stage characters are Pearly Gates, from What Would Dickens Do?, Walter Wilson, from Going Home, and Esther Caswell, from Glass Closets. These are the kinds of characters you feel sad to leave behind when the curtain falls.
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