About anthony ranieri:
Anthony Ranieri is a Melbourne-based professional with a bachelor’s degree in human resources, and he has extensive experience working in senior corporate positions in that capacity. He has written many business articles on the topic of job hunting. Tandem Press in Australia and New Zealand published his first book, How to Find a Job in 6 Weeks, in 2003.
Anthony is a football aficionado and, during his spare time, was an active referee for over ten years before retiring from the profession. He has coached football at the junior level and followed the careers of his children in the sport as a parent. The idea of writing a book about his passion for football bloomed a long time ago, and this is his first work in the football genre.
What inspires you to write?
I am an independent sort of guy and wanted to control my work. I also wanted to self manage my publishing project and it has been a great learning curve. Although football (soccer) is a huge sport worldwide, my genre is not mainstream an I am one of few people that have attempted football in a science fiction category. The freedom of expression you get being an indie author is a great feeling and allows you to experiment with content.
Tell us about your writing process.
I will think about my book for a while by developing the key constructs of the story in my mind. I have a image of what my characters like by visualisation. I will then write my first draft. I am a seat of the pants writer, however, I will review what I have written the day before for continuity and then continue writing. I like to edit and proofread several times to produce a quality product. This may involve hiring support such as editors.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
There are three main characters, Harry Duwala, the indigenous teen prodigy who is discovered by the virtual player identification system and Robby Denehy the professional talent scout who discovers him. Both reside in Australia, Robby is from Sydney and Harry is from a remote town of Alice Springs in central Australia. The third character is Gunnar Grimsson from Reykjavik in Iceland, the inventor of the technology that will revolutionise world football. Gunnar is the moral light in the book and his passion for football justice and inclusion forms the backbone of his philosophy. They all have their distinct personalities that grow with you as you get deeper into the book and get to know them.
What advice would you give other writers?
Not to give up on your passion and dream. It's tough being a new author-or an indie author if you self publish. Believe in you self and stay clear of self doubt. Don't leave you day job unless you can afford it!
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I decided I wanted control of the publishing process and the content. That is why I self publish. It required more effort around marketing your content and can be time consuming.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Lot's of new authors a publishing books on Amazon and other platforms and passing the traditional publishers. This means more authors and books flooding the market.
What genres do you write?: young adult fiction
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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