Saturday, April 20, 2013

Author Interview:In A Small Town by Marc DiGiacomo

Little Blurb about yourself:
Hello Sue and thank you for hosting me today on your site. My name is Marc A. DiGiacomo and I have written my first of many crime novels, called In a Small Town. As a retired police detective I was part of several amazing investigations, this has lead me to meet some very interesting, yet scary people. I will introduce your readers to these individuals amongst the pages of my books. Thanks for having me.

1. Who or what inspired you to become a writer?
I have always enjoyed the latest thriller to come out by several of my favorite authors. I always felt like I wanted to write. There was something inside of me that lead me on this journey. One day, I opened my laptop, after searching the internet for a while, I opened up Microsoft Word and started writing. Days went by very quickly and the story started to emerge.

2 How long did it take you to write In a Small Town?
I think it was about a year or so. The hardest part is the re-writes. That took up a lot of time. The editing process was strenuous because a lot of material is removed. You may not always agree but a fresh pair of eyes is needed to see what you as the writer cannot.

3. While writing how many times do you go back and rewrite a plot?
For this book, there were many re-writes as the story kept changing and getting better. I just went with it.

4. You run into a bookstore, where do you go first?
Unfortunately, with three young boys at home, if I ever get to a bookstore, I have to maneuver rather quickly to the children's section. I am lucky to get a glimpse of anything in my genre.

5. How many books in a month do you tend to read?
Usually, about twenty a month however, they are rarely more than ten pages and have lots of pictures.

6. In all the books you've read. Who is your most favorite character and why?
I am a huge fan of Alex Cross. Reading about a detective is interesting to me especially when I pick up on things a cop would never do. For example, handling crime scene evidence without the proper gloves required. I like to catch the author, even the famous ones, depicting detectives incorrectly. I know it may make the story better but it still is misleading the reader. You can still tell the story with proper police tactics.

7. State 5 random facts about yourself.
Integrity, honesty, dependability, skeptical and the best Dad on the planet.

8. Your favorite Genre?

9. What are you currently reading?
Clash of Kings

10. What is the best book you've read?
Tuesdays With Morrie

11. Any new projects coming up?
I am currently working on the sequel to In a Small Town which I hope to have out by the Summer of 2013.

Book Details

Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Published by: Infinity Publishing
Publication Date: 9/21/2012
Number of Pages: 176
ISBN: 0741478862

NOTE: Excessive strong language, Graphic violence, & Explicit sexual scenes

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About the Author:

The author is a retired and highly decorated police detective who worked for an affluent community within the State of New York. He has worked with numerous police agencies at the local, county, state and federal levels on various investigative assignments. He currently resides in New York with his wife and three children.

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  1. Fantastic post. Great questions! I have this book in my TBR pile, so thoroughly enjoyed learning a bit more about the author. Thank you for posting.

  2. Sue,
    Thanks for hosting and your interview questions were right on! Have a great weekend.
    Marc DiGiacomo

  3. I liked this book.


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