About Michael Campeta:
I am a native of Albany, New York and completed a master’s degree in Library Science from the University at Albany. I have always enjoyed history, especially the era of the 1920s and decided to set my novel during that time period. I enjoy reading, travel, architecture and history, of course.
What inspires you to write?
I’ve always considered myself a writer. I started writing at a very young age and always had a book in hand. I’ve read novels since grade school and haven’t stopped! I wrote a novel in high school and two in college. THE LATE MR. CARY is not one of those novels, though.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Edith Wharton, Agatha Christie and E. X. Ferrars.
Tell us about your writing process.
I am a teacher and librarian, so I write in the evenings, weekends and on vacations. I plan and plot my books extensively and dedicate time to get to know my characters. I give them physical characteristics as well as their own individual quirks. I’ve found knowing my characters helps drive the story and they in turn will tell me more about the story and where it is headed.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I listen to my characters all the time! For me, it is thinking about the story as well, having at least the basis to begin and the characters ready to come alive on the page. While plotting and actually writing, different ideas may occur to me which I hadn’t thought of. That makes writing challenging and even fun.
What advice would you give other writers?
Keep writing and thinking positive. There may be negative feedback along the way, but just keep going and know that you have the talent and the drive to write.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
Amazon is a great tool for writers. Self-publishing is the way of the future for publishing.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Self-publishing is very popular and opens the doors for people like never before.
What genres do you write?: mystery, historical fiction
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print, Both eBook and Print
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