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.

Don’t Miss These Recent Posts

Winning The Battle Over Internet Book Piracy

26 Ways To Save Barnes & Noble

12 Hot Topics For Authors, Bloggers, Journalists

Writers Deserve A Trophy

The Bestseller That Never Was

When Do Writers Get Their Graduation?

Do  You Market Your Books Doggy Style?

Does Your Book Blog Do These 16 Things?

Writers Read This: You Are Marketers

Why Authors – and Publicists & Publishers Need A Therapist

Brian Feinblum’s views, opinions, and ideas expressed in this blog are his alone and not that of his employer, the nation’s largest book promoter. You can follow him on Twitter @theprexpert and email him at He feels more important when discussed in the third-person. This is copyrighted by BookMarketingBuzzBlog © 2013

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.