About Peter Servidio:
Peter Servidio is a life-long learner with a passion for writing and is the author of the Earth Has Fallen series. After a childhood filled with reading books by Tolkien, Hubbard, Greenwood, Matheson, and Salvatore, Servidio has brought his imagination to life in his writings. His interests range from post-apocalyptic and dystopian worlds to dabbling in crime novels and the metaphysical.
Having earned his doctorate from St. Thomas University, Servidio works as a College and Correspondence Coordinator for the Maine Department of Corrections as well as teachers part-time at the University of Maine at Augusta. Readers have marked his writing as a “balance or realism and fantastical” that incorporates “a touch of King, a dash of Stein , and a hint of Tolkien.”
He lives in Southern Maine with his wife and three daughters. Just to make sure to keep busy, he also has two cats and a dog. When not working, writing, or spending time with his family, Servidio enjoys Dungeons & Dragons as well as MMORPGs.
What inspires you to write?
My father is the number one reason I am inspired to write. My oldest daughter closely follows him and then by authors such as Stephen King and R.A. Salvatore.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
My favorite authors are R.A. Salvatore and Stephen King when looking at traditional. I gravitate towards JMD Reid and Michael Evans when I look at indie authors. They have some great stuff written together!
Tell us about your writing process.
I usually start my writing as a "seat of the pants" writer, but as I move forward, I will outline certain scenes or characters based on where the story is going.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I do. I feel that my characters often narrate the story as I am writing. Sometimes, I do not even know where we will end up until we get there.
What advice would you give other writers?
I have learned that writing is the easy part. I thought I would write a book, and people would pick it up, read it, and love it. I did not realize the time that goes into marketing to get your book into the reader's hands.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I wavered back and forth between traditional and self-publishing but ended up landing on self-publishing through KDP as I wanted to have control of all aspects of my work.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think that traditional publishing will never truly go away, but the trend to self-publish will continue.
What genres do you write?: Science Fiction, Paranormal, Post-Apocalyptic
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print, Audiobook
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