Interview With Author Carmen Capuano
Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’ve written 29 books in a variety of genres. Because I also write for film and TV, I sometimes find a story that sits well in both mediums and therefore I will write it as a book and perhaps a film.
I’m very passionate about my work and what it enables me to do. I rescue animals and also use the profits from my work to help others rescue animals. So if you read any of my books I hope you see the depth of feeling that runs though them. And perhaps you’ll understand why the stories are all so well carved out. Because I care about my characters and their situations.
I hope you choose one of my books to enjoy and may I ask that if you do enjoy it, you leave a review. Thanks!
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The Boy Who Rescues Pigeons is my latest book. It was inspired by the relationship between me and my step-dad who understood my need to rescue animals, even if he didn’t always agree with me.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Too many to list. Seriously? You’d probably be shocked. I eat a lot when I’m writing… I seem to burn it off somehow, more than when I’m actually more active. I also write seven days a week, usually around six-eight hours a day.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Dean Koontz – I love how he often has a dog in his books and is clearly an animal lover. Stephen King because he dares to let his character’s die when they have to. Aldous Huxley for being so almost prophetic and generally amazing and Charles Dickens for his great understanding of humanity.
What are you working on now?
A multitude of other things…
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Up until now I haven’t promoted my books. So all the reviews you see are reader generated.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Breathe. We tend to hold our breath when we are writing or releasing a book. And it can be seriously scary. Just breathe and let it go.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
I was told to stop hiding my light under a bushel and promote my books so now I’m doing that.
What are you reading now?
Nothing at the moment.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Who knows. Come with me on this journey and we’ll discover together…
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. I Claudius by Robert Graves and anything by Dean Koontz.
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