Armand Rosamilia is a New Jersey boy currently living in sunny Florida, where he writes when he’s not sleeping. He’s happily married to a woman who helps his career and is supportive, which is all he ever wanted in life…
He’s written over 150 stories that are currently available, including horror, zombies, contemporary fiction, thrillers and more. His goal is to write a good story and not worry about genre labels.
He not only runs two successful podcasts…
Arm Cast: Dead Sexy Horror Podcast – interviewing fellow authors as well as filmmakers, musicians, etc.
The Mando Method Podcast with co-host Chuck Buda – talking about writing and publishing
But he owns the network they’re on, too! Project Entertainment Network
He also loves to talk in third person… because he’s really that cool.
You can find him at http://armandrosamilia.com for not only his latest releases but interviews and guest posts with other authors he likes! E-mail him to talk about zombies, baseball and Metal: email@example.com
KR: Could you tell me a little about yourself please?
My name is Armand Rosamilia. I like long walks on the beach, sunsets and polar bears. Too personal? I’m a full-time author. New jersey born and raised but living in Florida since 2001. I have over 100 releases to date and I also own a podcast group, Project Entertainment Network, with 25 very cool podcasts in it.
KR: What do you like to do when not writing?
I watch baseball on TV. I go to baseball games as a season ticket holder for the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp in town. I read. A lot.
KR: What is your favourite childhood book?
Watership Down. It was eye-opening. My mother thought it was a cute kids book when she bought it for me. It is not. But it is awesome.
KR: What are you reading now?
For 2018 my goal is to read 100 books, 50 of them by Dean Koontz. So I am reading a couple of his books as well as the latest thriller from Dawn Lee McKenna.
KR: Who were the authors that inspired you to write?
Dean Koontz was the first author I really had to read everything from, starting at age 12. Also Robert E. Howard. Lovecraft. I read anything horror and fantasy I could get my hands on.
KR: Do you work to an outline or plot or do you prefer to just see where an idea takes you?
I am a total pantser. Outlining is too inhibiting for me mentally. I need to let the characters roam and see what they do next.
KR: What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?
Usually, the research has already been done because I read a lot of nonfiction books and make mental notes for ideas like occupations or historical things, and use them in a future story. I’ll do some minimal researching as I need it but I’ve learned not to fall down the rabbit hole of research and lose hours when I could be writing.
KR: Describe your usual writing day?
Coffee starts all days. I usually spend the morning answering emails, doing podcast network stuff and promotional things. I make myself lunch and then try to get in at least three writing sprints in the afternoon. I take a late-afternoon shower and squeeze in a nap if at all possible.
KR: Which is your favourite of the books/stories you have written?
I love them all. If I had to pick I would say my Dying Days zombie series, because it really allowed me to become a full-time author six years ago. I ended it this year with Dying Days 9 and a few spinoff books.
KR: Do you read your book reviews?
Never. No good can come of doing that. I sued to but then I’d lose sleep. Want to punch something. That was after reading the good ones, too.
KR: What scares you?
Dogs, believe it or not. I have a ridiculous fear of them.
KR: E-Book, Paperback or Hardback?
I go back and forth between my Kindle app on my tablet and a paperback. I read them equally. It just depends on how I can get the particular book into my hands.
KR: Can you tell me about your latest release please?
Certainly. Chelsea Avenue 2 is a supernatural thriller set in Long Branch New Jersey. It is the sequel to Chelsea Avenue (hence the convenient name) and was just released by Devil Dog Press. The third and final book should hopefully be out before the end of 2018.
KR: What are you working on now?
Finishing up a few projects right now. A View From My Seat is my nonfiction baseball book. Dirty Deeds 5 is a crime thriller. I’m co-writing a third book with author Jay Wilburn. Plus about a dozen more things in line.
KR: Fast forward ten years! Where do you see yourself?
Much fatter, probably. I hope I can keep moving up the ladder in writing. I am truly blessed to be able to live my dream and be a full-time author who relies on book sales to pay my bills. I’m also hoping to grow Project Entertainment Network into one of the biggest podcast groups out there, and in ten years who knows what the technology will allow us to do!
KR: Thank you very much Armand.
You can find Armand online at http://armandrosamilia.com or follow him on Twitter @ArmandAuthor.
Chelsea Avenue 2 can be purchased from Amazon UK & Amazon US
Visit Armand’s author page for an impressive bibliography to pick through for your reading pleasure here
For more information on the Project Entertainment Network, please visit https://projectentertainmentnetwork.com/
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