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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”

Writer’s Fuel interview with Joey Pinkney

It’s funny how things come full circle. Many, many literary years ago, I interviewed Yvonne Pierre for my “JoeyPinkney.com 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Author Interview Series. Late last year, 2017, Yvonne contacted me to see if I would be a part of the author interview series for “Writer’s Fuel.”

Below is an excerpt of the interview followed by a link to the full interview. I had a great time talking about things that authors do to propel themselves forward or self-sabotage them. Enjoy, share, leave a comment. I look forward to your feedback.

 

Joey Pinkney promotes literature using social media. His book promotion service JoeyTweets.com uses Twitter, and other popular social media websites, to gain more exposure for authors and their books using his huge digital footprint.

Before offering the JoeyTweets service, Joey Pinkney conducted numerous author interviews and book reviews on his website JoeyPinkney.com. Pinkney also strives to push his creative boundaries by crafting compelling short stories. In 2015, he decided to publish standalone short stories on a more regular basis.

Joey Pinkney’s fast fiction reflects his quirky sense of humor and his attention to layered details. He produces tales that his readers consider to be offbeat, yet familiar. More about his book and writings can be found at JoeysPen.com. His stories, in part, are fueled by chocolate.

YVONNE PIERRE: You’ve been offering promotional services for several years. What inspired you to help authors promote their books? Continue reading Writer’s Fuel interview with Joey Pinkney

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”