Don Massenzio is the author of seven books. His Frank Rozzani Detective series is now made up of five books. His book, Blood Orange, is available as an audio book
Q1 – What other authors are you friends with? and how do they help you become a better writer?
There are many authors that I have met over the past couple of years that I consider friends. They are very supportive by helping to spread the word about my work. They have also provided very useful advice along the way.
Here is a list of some of them along with their blogs:
Nicholas Rossis – https://nicholasrossis.wordpress.com/
Annette Rochelle Aben – https://annetterochelleaben.wordpress.com/
C.S. Boyack – https://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com/
John Howell – https://johnwhowell.com/
Charles Yallowitz – https://legendsofwindemere.com/
Marcia Meara – https://marciamearawrites.com/
Sue Vincent – https://scvincent.com/
Chris Graham – https://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/
Yecheilyah Ysrayl – https://thepbsblog.com/
Dan Alatorre – https://danalatorre.com/
Anna Dobritt – https://amdobritt.blog/
And of course, my co-author on Frank Immersed, Kent Areceneaux
Q2 – When was that moment when you realized that language had power?
I think it was very early on in life. I have been an avid reader since I could first read. I read every book that I could get my hands on. Reading was an escape from a childhood that was short on friends and activities. Reading also got me through some awkward times in my teenage years when I spent a year in a full body cast.
Q3 – Who is your favourite author and why?
It’s tough to narrow it down. I like different authors for different reasons. If I had to select one, it would be Stephen King. His stories are captivating and well-developed and his writing advice is essential.
Q4 – If you didn’t write, what would you do?
I would have a much sadder life. I have other creative outlets as I’m a musician and love to edit video. I have a day job that intrudes on my writing life and I’m actually looking to replace that with a full-time writing career.
Q5 – What accomplishments do you want at the end of the year?
Some of them are well underway. My first audio books are out. I would like to complete a screenplay and submit it. I also have a book that I’m going to submit to the Kindle Scout program. I have one other book I’d like to publish as well as completing some short stories and starting on another, very ambitious book.