29 March, 2020

#SpecialFeature :: #Interview with @ArmandAuthor, #Author of Chelsea Avenue 3

*** Special Feature - March 2020 ***
About the Book:
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Sunny Florida, beautiful beaches, no traffic on A1A... Zombies roaming the dunes in search of the living... Darlene Bobich in a fight to survive, find food, safety and ammo for her Desert Eagle before its too late...

Dying Days are upon us... The Undead Roam the Earth... Searching for the Living... To Eat... To Feast... To Rip Apart... Extreme Violence... Extreme Sexual Situations... Extreme Undead...

Continuing the Darlene Bobich story begun in "Darlene Bobich: Zombie Killer..". And soon to be an independent film!

Interview with Armand Rosamilia

What inspires you to write?

The fear of having to go back into retail management. I swore, once I sold enough books and made enough to live on, I was never going back… and that is a very motivating force even after over seven years of writing full-time.

What are you working on at the moment?

I write several projects at once, and right now I have seven different projects open I can work on at any time. Some are nearly done, some are just started, some are novels and others short stories. It gives me a variety each day to have it fresh. When I have a deadline rearing its ugly head I will concentrate on the most important project.

How did you come up with the idea for your current story? 

My co-author, Jay Wilburn, actually had the idea. The Hidden Truth is our third book we’ve released together, another standalone, and he pitched me the basic plot. I loved it. What if an app was used to tell on your family and friends in such a large extent it could bring down humanity?

Please share three interesting facts about the characters in your book.

Jackson and Cull, the main characters, are typical sleazy reporters for a rag gossip paper, like you see when you checkout at the supermarket. They’re a bit older than they’d like to admit and are behind in the times. They also have questionable moral codes. A nice recipe for creating The Hidden Truth app.

If you could pick any famous author to review your book who would you pick and why?

Dean Koontz is my hero. He is the reason I’m a writer. I fell in love with his books when I was twelve, and wanted to write stories ever since. I used to write awful rip-offs of his work in my teens that luckily never saw the light of day and my mother probably burned them. It would be nerve-racking if he read one of my books and reviewed it.

Do you ever experience writer’s block? If so what helps you to get over it?

I do not and that’s because I am always working on several stories at the same time. I might write a chapter of a crime thriller in the morning, a horror short story in the afternoon and a contemporary fiction chapter in the evening. There are always several open docs on my computer to work on.

What part of the writing process do you enjoy the most?

I’m a total pantser. No outline. I love to get into the meat of the story, right around he start of the second act, and see where it’s going. The fun to be ablet o create these worlds and populate them is such an amazing gift and joy to be able to do, and to do it as a career.

Do you know the ending of your books before you finish writing them?

Sometimes I’ll have a vague idea. A couple of times I’ve had an ending in mind before I know anything else about the book. It all depends. The fun of writing for me is each story can go in any direction, and I might write it straight through or hit on scenes randomly until it starts to gel together into a cohesive story. Ahh, the fun of writing!

What is the best piece of advice you have received, as a writer, till date?

Read. A lot. Not only in your favorite genre, but in as many as possible. Find the differences in each, the nuances in the way each genre and subgenre needs certain tropes and beats. It has really helped me as a writer to see how other authors do it. When they do it well it is amazing to behold. When it’s not done well, it is a lesson to see where it went wrong and hopefully not make the same mistake.

Anything else that you would like to share with your readers?

I just want to thank everyone for reading my work and allowing me to live the dream. Who would’ve thought twelve year old me would actually get to do this for a living? Mind-blowing. Someday I hope to buy each and every one of you a beer or as hot of good bourbon. Maybe we’ll settle for a handshake and/or hug, though.

About the Author:

Armand Rosamilia writes about zombies but he also writes about crime fiction, contemporary fiction, supernatural thrillers and nonfiction. He hopes readers love his Voice.

He can be reached all over social media, wherever the cool kids are hanging. He’ll be lingering near the back. 


1 Signed copy of Chelsea Avenue 3

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