I recently review a great story called Appointment with ISIL. You can find my review here. Here is a quick interview with author Joe Giordano.
Appointment with ISIL, an Anthony Provati Thriller
Author interview: Joe Giordano
What’s the book about?
This time, Anthony’s libido threatens his life. He flirts with Russian mob boss, Gorgon Malakhov’s mistress. The Russian deals in death. ISIL, the Islamic State in the Levant, wants the product. Russian Intelligence supplies the means, and an art theft funds the scheme. ISIL’s targets are chilling. The chase across the Mediterranean is on. Can Anthony thwart ISIL? Will he survive?
I hope you won’t want to put the book down.
Tell us about the process for having a novel published.
The first draft took six months. After professional editing and rewrite, I submitted the book to agents and independent publishers. Harvard Square Editions published my first novel, Birds of Passage, an Italian Immigrant Coming of Age story. The requested some modifications, then agreed to publish Appointment with ISIL. The novel will be released in the spring of 2017, about twenty-two months from the start of the project.
How do you market your work?
Aside from the publicity and book reviews that Harvard Square Editions solicits, I also seek book reviews. I’m active on social media. Once the book is released, I’ll do readings and a virtual book tour. I love book clubs. I’ll participate is any book club’s discussion of my novel either in person or on Facetime. More than ninety of my short stories have been published. When a new story comes out, I also publicize my novels. I blog and keep my website current with interesting new content. Of course, I also do author interviews.
What advice do you have for writers?
Write about what you know and like. Read great writers to improve your craft. Perseverance is one of life’s least appreciated success factors. Accept rejection as part of the game. When the combination of your life’s experience and writing skills produce good fiction, you’ll be published.
What’s your website address?
On my website, you can read the first chapters of both my novels, plus short stories, and related blogs.
Appointment with ISIL will be released shortly on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.