About Armand Rosamilia:
Armand Rosamilia is a New Jersey boy currently living in sunny Florida, where he writes when he’s not sleeping. He’s happily married to a woman who helps his career and is supportive, which is all he ever wanted in life…
He’s written over 150 stories that are currently available, including horror, zombies, contemporary fiction, thrillers and more. His goal is to write a good story and not worry about genre labels.
He runs two very successful podcasts on Project iRadio, too…
Arm Cast: Dead Sexy Horror Podcast – interviewing fellow authors as well as filmmakers, musicians, etc.
Arm N Toof’s Dead Time Podcast – with co-host Mark Tufo, the duo interview authors and filmmakers and anyone else they feel like talking to
He also loves to talk in third person… because he’s really that cool. He’s a proud Active member of HWA as well.
What inspires you to write?
Dean Koontz when I was 12. My mother was and still is a huge horror reader and I started reading her paperbacks and I was hooked. As a full-time author I people watch and observe everything around me for new ideas.
Tell us about your writing process.
I am a pantser. I find an outline to be a creative killer for me. The most I will do is write a simple line in the next chapter, something like ‘Bob eats dinner and then kills the neighbors’ but never anything more than that. It is always subject to change, too. Sometimes the neighbor gets to live another chapter.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
The best characters I’ve ever written are those who dictate their actions to me and refuse to be led down a path. I sometimes find myself acting like a biographer than a fiction author.
What advice would you give other writers?
Read. A lot. Not just in your favorite genre and one you write in, either. Read anything and everything to find what is great and what is horrible and learn from it.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I try not to put all of my eggs in one basket, so I do self-publishing as well as working with small presses. I’ve recently gotten a crime thriller into the Kindle Scout program and gotten a contract, too. I try to keep all options open as much as possible and I’ll try anything once. Maybe twice.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think it will continue to grow but slow down, which will help the long-term goals and hopefully shake out the authors who thought they’d get rich with their first book. I’d like to get rich with the next book, though.
What do you use?: Co-writer, Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: horror, contemporary fiction, thrillers, suspense
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print, Audiobook
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