I met Joseph Carrabis through his former publisher. He’s a fun guy with a wonderful imagination, and a very interesting past in marketing. Today, we’re going to talk all about that, and he’s going to introduce you to his work.
The great and glorious (and everwise. mustn’t forget everwise) Justine Manzano, author of The Order of the Key and other novels, interviewed me on her blog.
We talked about The Augmented Man, my writing process, music I write by, my publishing plan (currently in phase III of IV), examples of good publishers and an example of a bad publisher, blogging about wildlife, and more.
Give it a read.
And comment. It’s always nice when you comment.
I mentioned Rika Hemachandra (that’s her on the left. I could never look that good) interviewing me in Rika Hemachandra Interviews Joseph Carrabis about Writing.
Now she’s published the interview on her own blog in text form.
As I mentioned previously, Rika currently works in the construction industry, loves art and design, has a passion for reading, spreadsheets (really? She says so) and a curiosity about people, history, current events and Cognitive dissonance (love the way she links those two, don’t you?)
Rika and I covered lots of ground about writing, researching stories, transitioning through different publishing models, and where ideas come from. You can get the distillation at The mind behind ‘The Augmented Man’ if you don’t want to watch the full video interview.
In either case, do let us know what you think, and thanks.
Here’s a sample of author Joseph Carrabis’ wonderful wit that comes through in my interview with him: Where do your characters come from?
Toledo. I have an apartment building there and rent out rooms to them. They come, stay a while, then move on. I’s a good deal because the rent’s cheap and I change their names before writing them into stories.
Lily Iona Mackenzie puts me to task with questions ranging from where characters come from to why I write to dealing with speling erorrs.
Get the whole story now on Lily Iona Mackenzie’s blog
(and thanks to Lily for interviewing me)
The Augmented Man by Joseph Carrabis is based on Joseph’s research into helping traumatized children and combat PTSD sufferers to heal. It’s a sci-fi military thriller set in the near future.
I answered three questions for WorkingTitleBlogSpot:
- Is it important to include all shades of belief and sexual orientation in a book?
- What is worse? Ignorance or stupidity?
- Do you have any marketing tips for fellow writers?
(and I had a good time doing it!)
Get the whole story now on WorkingTitleBlogSpot
(and thanks to WorkingTitleBlogSpot for interviewing me)
One benefit of social media is you meet some wonderful people. One of them is author Joseph Carrabis. He has been everything from a long-haul trucker to a chief research scientist. He has taught internationally at the university level; holds patents in a base, disruptive technology; created a company that grew from his basement to offices in four countries; and helped companies varying in size from mom-and-pops to Fortune 500 companies develop their marketing. Most of this bored him. But give him a pen and paper or a keyboard and he’s off writing, which is what he does full-time now.
Get the whole story now on Matthew Arnold Stern’s blog
(and thanks to Matthew for interviewing me)