|About The Author||
I am a writer, currently misplaced in Northern AZ. I grew in in North Jersey.
I’ve been writing for about ten years on and off. I’ve sold several short stories and articles and I have my blog. I’ve just recently self-published my first novel, Jersey Justice.
I have one child left who hasn’t escaped yet. I like to read, watch too much TV, wear my heart on my sleeve, and overexamine situations that haven’t occurred yet.
Oh, and I eventually want to save the world, but lack of super powers are making that a difficult job.
|Have you always wanted to be a writer? Why?||
I always loved the thought of being a writer, but never imagined actually doing it. One day I saw an ad on Craigslist for short stories and I thought, what the heck. I submitted and it was bought. That lit my spark again.
Then I wrote the book and couldn’t find a publisher or agent. Several years passed and self-publishing became so easy that it was time to take another shot.
So I did!
|When your writing where do you draw inspiration from?||
I get inspired from TV, movies and other books. This new book, Jersey Justice, was inspired specifically by Janet Evanovich and her Stephanie Plum series.
|What interested you to write the genre you write?||
Jersey Justice is a thriller. I’d classify it as action as well. The funny thing is, I didn’t have any type of genre in mind. The title and the main character name, Jimmy Vincent, were the first things I came up with. I just thought they were cool, and the story just built itself around that. I have several other things started that are different genres, I don’t want to get stuck in any one particular genre. I have too many stories in my head for that.
|What else have you written?||
Several short stories and articles. I’d like to do more freelance work while I’m working on the sequel to Jersey Justice.
|What is your method for getting around writers block?||
So far I have been lucky enough to not have that problem, but if I ever do, I imagine pizza and ice cream will somehow be involved in the solution.
|Do you have any advice or words of wisdom for aspiring writers?||
Just do it. Just sit down and write, and then write some more, and then some more.
|Where do you see yourself in five years?||
Ha! Tough question to ask a writer. Because there’s a realistic answer, and the answer in my head. Realistically, in five years I see myself finished with the “Jersey” series and least one or two more books out. It would be nice to have an agent and publisher by then.
Now, the answer in my head says… I’ll be writing telepathically from my space lounge just outside the meteor belt. All my books will have been made into blockbuster 4D movies shown and praised around the galaxy. I’ll live on nonfattening junk food and Tina Fey will be my wife.
|How can your readers follow you and find out about your books?||
You can follow me here:
Mailing list: http://eepurl.com/bsc03b
|What is your newest release? Is there anything you would like to say about it to your readers?||
Jersey Justice is my new release. If you’re a fan of Janet Evanovich, I believe you will enjoy the exploits of Jimmy Vincent as he gets into trouble, by no fault of his own, and his sister, Carmen (it’s all HER fault…), and his childhood friend, Marci, who it turns he is falling for and didn’t even know it.
Author Interview: Vinnie Sorce