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.
What can be better than six #weareallharvey writers getting together? How about them talking about how one writes fiction?
Specifically, science fiction, horror, fantasy, steampunk, historic romance, novels, short stories, flash, …
And even better, they’re all published! Some self, some indie, some small press. Some in the Harvey Duckman Presents series, some in other venues.
That’s what Kate @KateBaucherel Baucherel, Mark @darrackmark Hayes, Alexandrina @Caelestia_Flora Brant, myself and others did for #Scarborough Live this past weeked.
So give a listen (and let them know what you think).
(and yes, i’m one of them).
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)