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5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Giacomo Giammatteo, author of “Necessary Decisions: A Gino Cataldi Mystery”

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Giacomo Giammatteo, author of Necessary Decisions: A Gino Cataldi Mystery
(Inferno Publishing Company)

Gino Cataldi is a man hanging on by a thread. Cancer took his wife, and drugs put his son in rehab. All he has left is his badge. 

When a teenage girl is kidnapped, it brings back nightmares from the worst case he ever worked—the one that tore his life to shreds and forced him out of Philadelphia.

Gino doesn’t want this case, but he knows he has to take it. Not just to save the girl, but to earn redemption for what went wrong in Philly.

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Necessary Decisions: A Gino Cataldi Mystery?

Giacomo Giammatteo: When I wrote Necessary Decisions, the A Gino Cataldi Mystery series was a new series for me. I already had two other series with different characters, and A Gino Cataldi Mystery was intended to be more plot-driven, in comparison. Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Giacomo Giammatteo, author of “Necessary Decisions: A Gino Cataldi Mystery”

5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… KJ Waters, author of “Shattering Time”

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KJ Waters, author of Shattering Time
(Blondie Books)

Ronnie Andrews returns from eighteenth century London shell-shocked from her first terrifying time travel encounter. Her boyfriend, Jeffrey Brennan, casts doubt on her sanity leaving Ronnie wondering if she went back in time or is having a mental breakdown.

To add to the tension, Hurricane Frances, a storm the size of Texas, is barreling towards Florida and her fears of a repeat time travel experience mount. Ronnie’s best friend Steph, along with her friend Nick and Steph’s younger brother Ian, shield Ronnie from the dangers of Frances but cannot save her from traveling back in time. Unfortunately, their meddling brings Ronnie to the brink of destruction as they are caught in the throes of the hurricane’s wrath.

Once again, Ronnie is transported to dangerous places and plagued with desperate situations, while experiencing perilous cultures including one of America’s first mysteries — the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island.

A stunning conclusion brings Ronnie face to face with a dangerous ally who may hold the key to her past while offering salvation for her future.

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Shattering Time?

KJ Waters: After reading the series Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, I read an interview where she described her writing process as a jumbled mess that she pieced together later. This sounded a lot less intimidating than what I’d imagined, so I took the leap. Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… KJ Waters, author of “Shattering Time”

5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Sylvia Hubbard, author of “Beautiful”

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Sylvia Hubbard, author of Beautiful
(HubBooks Literary Network)

Madison wanted more than anything to be beautiful. Meeting a tall, handsome stranger was the answer to her prayers. Was the stranger’s sudden interest a ploy to steal her valuable research? Or did he really love her? She must discover the truth.

Will Madison survive or lose herself and everything she has worked for? Find the answers wrapped around suspense, drama and romance in Beautiful – author Sylvia Hubbard’s 40th Novel.

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Beautiful?

Sylvia Hubbard: I’m always thinking about different What If scenarios and combining those with faults. I make a story stew in my head, brewing all of the What Ifs and the faults together until the story burns. Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Sylvia Hubbard, author of “Beautiful”