Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am an attorney in New Orleans. My first novel, Tempesta’s Dream, tells the story of an aspiring opera singer growing up in Milan. It has been named by Amazon as a Top rated Novel, has been a number one selling Italian Historical Fiction novel, and was awarded the Pinnacle Acheivement in Historical Fiction.
My second novel is completed and is currently with my agent in New York, awaiting publishing. It was named a Short List Finalist in the William Faulkner Competition.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Bellafortuna is the name of my yet to be released novel. The birth of my daughter, my second child, no doubt was the inspiration for this novel.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I listen to opera or romantic neapolitan songs while I write. You will find me buried in some corner of a coffee shop, earplugs plugged in, with no idea that Pavarotti is blaring.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Like many author’s my age, 46, Tolkien played such a huge role in my love of reading. The idea of creating an entire history of a location, always intrigued me. Of course, he always took it a step further by even developing his one language.
What are you working on now?
Putting the finishing touches on Bellafortuna.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
The most success I had in any single day was with Ereader News Today. A great site, that really has a great connection with it’s readers.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Write from the heart. Don’t buy into the idea that the best part of your book has to be the first paragraph. Tell a good story. That is the key.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
From my wife – Don’t quit being an attorney.
What are you reading now?
When I am in the finishing touches of a novel, I try not to read other books, as I am totally engrossed in my own story.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Hopefully, the next book. No ideas yet. But willing and able.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
The Lord of the Rings
The libretto of La Boheme
and of course, my own books.
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