Author Interview: Joseph DiBartolo

I’m a newly published author living in sunny South Florida. Besides being an avid reader I’m a huge film buff and sports fanatic. After years in various other lines of work I decided to try to do what I love, writing. The feeling of having something I’ve written published, and actually selling, is indescribable.


Could you tell the readers a little bit about yourself?
I’m 33 years old and feel like I’m just hitting my stride in the last few years. Becoming a published author is a dream come true but my true love is movies. I’m hope something I write will one day be on a screen, not just a computer screen. If I had to choose one food left during the apocalypse it would have to be Chinese. I love it!! Outside of that, my bio and the next question will tell you a bit more.

What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
I’m a huge film buff!! I enjoy going to the movies, spending time with friends and family, and reading. (especially when the weather is miserable)

Other than the horror genre, what else has been a major influence on your writing?
Outside of the horror genre, I’m a huge fan of sci-fi and drama. I’m probably one of the biggest nerds on the block. I would like to branch out and write something other than horror in the near future.

What are the books and films that helped to inspire you as an author?
I love The Walking Dead comics and television show of course. 28 Days Later is probably my favorite zombie film of all time.

What new and upcoming authors do you think we should take notice off?
K.z. Morano, Mike Evans, Brindi Quinn, and of course, the amazing Jessica Ward.

How would you describe your writing style?
Extremely fast-paced, which is needed being that the Peter Troy series is a short story series.

What aspects of writing to do you find the most difficult?
Not so much the writing, it’s the promoting that I find challenging.

Is there any subject you would never write about as an author?
Erotica, I would just sound silly.

What tools do you feel are must-haves for writers?
A computer, thesaurus, notepad, caffeine, and your vivid imagination.

What is the best piece of advice you ever received with regards to your writing?
Use negative reviews as fuel to get better.

Getting your worked noticed is one of the hardest things for a writer to achieve, how have you approached this subject?
Social media and taking advantage of excellent opportunities like this. So thank you, Jessica. I try to thank every RT on twitter and every share or mention on other social media platforms. I don’t just post and run, I try to stay active with my readers.

What piece of work are you most proud of?
The Rise of Peter Troy short story series

Do you have a favorite line or passage from your work?
“This is Peter. Peter Troy. And my face will be the last you see before you die.”

Can you tell us about your last book, and can you tell us about what you are working on next?
I’m working on Peter Troy Volume 5 and then the compilation of all 5 together that will be available in paperback next year.

What was the last great book you read, and what was the last book that disappointed you?
Not from the horror genre but Live by Night by Dennis Lehane was excellent. I wasn’t that high on Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep. (But I love Stephen King)

What’s the one question you wish you would get asked but never do? And what would be the answer?
Would you like us to make a Peter Troy film? And the answer would be YES!!!!

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Interview by Jessica Ward – Author of E-Virus The Diary of a Modern Day Girl

Set in the familiar locations of Cheshire, the world of this tech savvy, shoe loving Cheshire Girl is thrown into complete chaos as the E-Virus spreads through the Nation, where she has to fight for survival in a post-apocalyptic wasteland in a world where the dead just won’t stay dead.

Where to buy:
& all good book stores!


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