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Monday, July 15, 2013

Interview With Writer & Blogger Vanessa Grillone




What type of books do you write? I write mostly fiction although everything I write is inspired by my life in some way, shape, or form. 

What is your newest book about? Twenty-One Truths is set in present day downtown Toronto. Twenty-four-year old sous chef, Pierce, is no stranger to pain. After his parents’ bitter divorce and his father’s passing, Pierce takes a hold of his life and moves to downtown Toronto where he lands a job at the famous Haki-Sak restaurant, as well as a part-time promotion gig at Vixen nightclub. His life changes when he hears a frantic, “Fuck my fucking good-damn life!” in the co-ed bathroom of Vixen nightclub. Pierce rushes in to find Elena, an aspiring writer, with her foot in the toilet. And so a modern-day romance begins.


What inspired you to write it? My own relationship, breakup stories, and the idea of a meet-cute inspired my newest book. 

What is the writing process like for you? The writing process is challenging since I don't have the same work schedule every day. I write when I find the time but I always make sure I stop when I'm on a roll -- it ensures that I always have something to come back to.

What did you do before you became an author? Well, I'm still working part-time at a pizza place and looking for a full-time job. 

How does it feel to be a published author?  It feels great to know that my words are out there, making a difference to a few people. I'm currently looking for an agent to represent the novel I outlined above, so that part of writing is a bit stressful.

Any advice for struggling writers? KEEP WRITING. Write what you know.

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