Serendipity played a role in my connection to Joseph DiBartolo, or Joey, as he has asked me to call him. I’m happy to share my space, so you can learn more about him.
Let’s begin … Joey, how would your best friend describe you in 20 words or less?
Easy going, loyal and loves to help others when possible.
How sweet. 😉 I know you’ve been very generous sharing about other authors on social media.
Are you a full time writer or do you have a day job?
I do have a day job (sales). I try to carve a couple hours out each day for writing and networking, more on my days off.
As for writing, what is the best advice you’ve received?
If you ever receive a bad review, use it as fuel to get better.
I agree, constructive criticism is an opportunity to improve.
On a personal note, is there one thing you want to do before you die?
Go to Italy.
Nice! How about what makes you laugh, and I mean, REALLY laugh?
Family Guy. Seth Macfarlane is a comedic genius.
That is a funny show. What do you consider your greatest accomplishment?
Finishing and publishing a book.
Let’s talk about books then, shall we?
Name a few of your favorite authors and why you like them.
Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Jim Butcher, Tolkien and Clive Cussler. Because they are all amazing in their own unique way. And I’m a huge Edgar Allan Poe fan.
How would you define your style of writing?
Is it important for you to know the title or ending of a book before you write it?
Nope. I always end up changing a million things along the way.
How do you market yourself?
Mainly social networking. I’ve met some amazing and helpful people along the way. (Eden Baylee) 😉
Ha! Charmer. Do you have any advice for new authors?
Same advice that was given to me. Don’t let negative reviews stop you or make you doubt yourself. We all have stories to tell, so tell them!!
Tell me a little about your books. What is the genre?
Horror!! Working on two projects but my next to be published will be “The Rise of Peter Troy” Volume 1. A short story series about zombies. And I’m working on book 2 of The Battle for Blood series.
Tell us why should people read your books?
I think people will like my fast-paced style. I won’t let you get bored and you’ll actually care about what happens to the characters.
How long did it take for you to write them?
About two months while working on other projects in between.
You are fast! What inspired you to write these books?
I love zombie films/shows. Writing about them was inevitable.
What is the best way for someone to support your books, aside from buying it?
Leave a review. They go a long way.
Well said. To conclude the interview, let’s do a fun lightning round.
Aside from people/pets, what is the ONE item you would save if your house was on fire? My laptop.
Name a food you can eat everyday. Anything Chinese!!!
Salty or sweet? Sweet.
Cat/dog/other pet? Dog (Guido).
Your most guilty pleasure. Gaming,
Name something you cannot go a day without. Air.
Wow, you took me literally. 😉
Favorite season. Being in Florida we don’t really have seasons but I’d have to say the winter. Small break from the heat.
Here is where we must part ways, I’m afraid. I hate winter! Thanks so much for sharing of yourself, Joey, and I wish you much success with your writing. 🙂
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Joseph DiBartolo is a new author, avid reader, gamer and film enthusiast who resides in South Florida. After many years wasted in other lines of work he decided to follow his long time dream of becoming a writer. A Timely Curse is his first publication and is of the paranormal variety at novella length. His latest release, Essence is also in the paranormal/horror genre and is the first installment in the Battle for Blood series.
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