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5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Kiexiza Rodriquez, author of “Beautiful: Beautiful Mess Series”

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Kiexiza Rodriquez, author of Beautiful: Beautiful Mess Series
(Diamond Kut Publications)

The Beautiful Mess Series, is a 5 part series about the choices we make and the unforeseen consequences of those choices. The novel Beautiful introduces you to all five friends and gives you a brief look into their lifestyle. Meet Aquarian, Vito, Shireece, Sean and Tierra, childhood friends who all land in the same New England area after college and reconnect.

That’s where things begin to get sketchy. On the outside, they all seem to have their lives together, but secretly their desires are going to be their undoing. In this series you’ll follow each of them as they reach for the stars hoping not to get swallowed up by life. By the end of Beautiful, one of these friends will be clinging to life, and another friend will land in the one place they swore never to return – seeking solace…

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

Kiexiza Rodriquez: Beautiful was actually supposed to be my autobiography. When I first started writing, it was to try to tell my life story, but that proved to be more difficult than I ever imagined. I wrote about my life using these characters instead. I didn’t plan on a series. When I finished Beautiful, people wanted to know more. So the series was born! Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Kiexiza Rodriquez, author of “Beautiful: Beautiful Mess Series”

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