Interview with Tony and Nicole Nesca
Guest Star / October 21, 2015

Today, I want that my readers continue discovering the works of two Italian, Canadian ( and American) writers: Tony and Nicole Nesca. They are independent as the publishing company they founded : Screamin’ Skull Press.  During this week, I have also published a review and a press release about them. But today, I have done much more: I have published a very interesting interview with these couple of married authors. I suggest that you  read the interview carefully, because it contains many upsetting truths about modern literature and mainstream publishing. The interview with Tony and Nicole is as a sort of heartfelt confession about what it means to be a writer today.  For this reason, I also suggest that you buy their books quoted (and linked) inside this interview. Good reading! Dear Tony and Nicole, you are an unusual couple of independent writers: independent, but also married. United for life and also for work, because I know you are the owners of an Independent Publishing House called Screamin’ Skull Press. The Company is based in your hometown Winnipeg, Canada. Can you tell me about the reasons that led you to create your Independent Publishing Company? Tony : I started Screamin’…

Interview: Giana Anguissola
Guest Star / September 21, 2015

Today, I am delighted to be able to bring you something unusual, a virtual interview with Giana Anguissola, a well-known Italian writer still widely regarded as the queen of children’s literature. Giana Anguissola was born in Piacenza in 1906 and died in Milan in 1966. Since Mrs Anguissola is no longer with us and we had no spirit medium (!), we had to construct this interview with the help of a biography about her life. This is “Giana Anguissola, rediscovering a great kid’s writer”, namely, “Giana Anguissola, alla riscoperta di una grande scrittrice per ragazzi”, by Claudia Camicia and Anna Maria de Majo published by Mursia. This author deserves to be better known by foreign readers, not least because her professional and personal history covers one of the most interesting periods in Italian history. But now, let’s listen to the words of Giana Anguissola and rediscover one of the great children’s writers. Mrs Anguissola, I am very happy we could do this interview Thank you so much, but it’s my pleasure to talk about my books and my life with you. Thanks, Mrs Giana Anguissola, shall we start with the questions? Yes! I know you studied to become a teacher,…

Interview with book reviewer Gary Presley
Guest Star / August 24, 2015

Dear authors, readers, bloggers and book reviewers, today we have brought you a wonderful and gripping interview with Gary Presley, regular contributor and book reviewer at Kirkus Reviews, one of the most important literary magazines in the USA.   Gary Presley is also the author of Seven Wheelchairs: A Life beyond Polio, a 2008 publication of The University of Iowa Press. His essays have also appeared in The Washington Post. Many self-published authors and not only, dream to get reviewed on Kirkus Reviews or on other important literay newspapers. Thanks to his useful answers, Gary Presley replied many questions,  about, for instance,  who is a book reviewer, how to get a book review, if  it is ethical to pay for a review and so on. After reading, it is possible you’ll find out how to get reviewed on the Kirkus magazine.  But now, without further ado, I leave you along with this interview coming from the same keyboard of Gary Presley. As usual, the questions have been written by Rosalba Mancuso,  blogger, book reviewer and literary translator of Advicesbooks.com. Gary, can you explain briefly what is a book review and what does a reviewer? I can speak only of fiction,…

Interview with Howard Phillips Lovecraft
Guest Star / July 22, 2015

We are here again with a new and very interesting interview conducted with one the most famous horror authors in the world. This interview is also invented, because the author we just interviewed died in 1937. We are speaking about Mr. Howard Phillips Lovecraft, still today another unchallenged American horror writer after Edgar Allan Poe and before Stephen King. On the stream of success and interest arisen from two other invented interviews with Oscar Wilde and Edgar Allan Poe, Advicesbooks, the international website of book reviews, translations and promotions, decided to present to its readers another useful imaginary interview with another famous author of the past. The interview was conducted by the book reviewer, writer and translator Rosalba Mancuso, upon some biographical information about Mr. Lovecraft and by studying his behavior and life carefully. In this interview,  Mr. Lovecraft will provide useful tips for modern aspiring authors. We advice to read it very carefully since the author will say some things who he never told no-one. Mr. Lovecraft, what is for you writing? Writing saved my life during my hard years of anxiety and depression. Why were you so much depressed? My mental illness was probably due to genetic causes…

Interview with Edgar Allan Poe
Guest Star / May 8, 2015

His short mystery and detective stories are still read by millions of readers throughout the world. He is the most famous writer in the literature field, sure, even though his death happened over a century ago. We are speaking about Mr. Edgar Allan Poe, the unchallenged king of the mystery tales  who had a troubled life and a brilliant career at the same time. On the wave of the success of the previous fantasy interview with Oscar Wilde, Advicesbooks has decided to publish an imaginary interview with Edgar Allan Poe. Although the interview is fully invented, Poe’s answers are shown as real because they come from a careful research about the life and the biography of the unforgettable writer. At this stage, dear ladies and gentlemen, we bring to you the interview with an author who can even nowadays teach an innovative way of writing.  Mr. Poe, I know I have lived a very troubled life. Despite all this, you managed to become a great and famous writer. Did your writing save you from troubles and difficulties? I wouldn’t that you mixed the success of my writing with earning much money, however. Why? What do you mean? Writing saved me…

Interview with Frank Zajaczkowski, the author of Passage from England
Guest Star / March 3, 2015

He defines the place where he lives: “my so called paradise”. Indeed, the country of this talented author is really a paradise. He lives in Saint Thomas, a wonderful place in the Caribbean Isles. But the life of Frank Zajaczkowski (see the image), this is the name of the author we interviewed for Advicesbooks, has not always been so paradisiacal. Frank Zajaczkowski  is indeed the son of a former Poland veteran escaped from Nazi persecution.  For Frank, writing is to free himself from bad memoires,  above all writing to tell about the story of his life. This story became a successful biographical book entitled ” Passage from England, a memoir”.  But Frank Zajaczkowski is also a writer of travel and fiction and we are very happy to host him here to talk about the always wonderful craft of writing stories and books. This interview is very interesting, both for authors and readers, because it contains important tips and suggestions to manage the several challenges that surround the field of writing. As usual, the questions of the interview  are written by the journalist, blogger and reviewer Rosalba Mancuso, while the answers come from the same keyboard of Frank Zajaczkowski. Rosalba: I know…

Interview with the famous British novelist John Harding
Guest Star / February 11, 2015

Through his books, he explores the dark sides of the soul, and other things none would never have the courage to tell. Today, he is along with us to talk about the wonderful and sometimes hard craft of writing. Dear readers, he is John Harding, the famous British novelist and author of the international best seller “Florence and Giles”, the book we reviewed just a few weeks ago. As always, the questions of the interview are written by the journalist, blogger and book reviewer Rosalba Mancuso, while the answers come from the same keyboard of Mr. John Harding. We recommend you to read the interview carefully because it contains  some important advice that can be very useful to aspiring writers.   Advicesbooks: Dear Mr. John Harding, I know you are the most versatile and appreciated contemporary novelist. Unlike other authors, your books, indeed, span among several literary genres, such as mystery, comedy and thriller. Why did you choose to write about so many different genres? Among them, which do you like the most? John Harding: I’ve always found that books come to me. The ideas just appear from somewhere and some of them really excite me and so I begin…

Interview with Glenn Cooper
Guest Star / January 14, 2015

He is very, very famous. He is the appreciated and acclaimed author of the Book of Souls. We are speaking about Glenn Cooper, the American talented novelist known all the world. Today, Glenn Cooper is along with us to speak about his career and his job as a writer. In the interview, Mr. Glenn Cooper also gives some precious advice for aspiring authors and focuses on the most important issues relating to book publishing and self-publishing market. As usual, the questions are written by the journalist and reviewer Rosalba Mancuso, while the answers come from the same keyboard of Glenn Cooper. And now, Ladies and Gentlemen, we leave you together with this extraordinary interview and with the exceptional words of Mr. Glenn Cooper. Advicesbooks: Dear Mr. Glenn Cooper, you have worked for long as a doctor and we know you are also an archaeologist. But today, you work as a writer. Why did you decide to leave your earlier jobs? Glenn Cooper: I see my life as an evolution. I have always followed my interests and have not been afraid to make changes, large changes every decade to keep myself fulfilled and satisfied. I got a degree in archaeology because…

Interview with Oscar Wilde
Guest Star / December 23, 2014

On occasion of Christmas holidays, we have decided not to disturb famous novelists to be interviewed, but we have decided to do much more: to invite a famous novelist from the hereafter to the earth in order to speak about himself. This famous writer died in 1900 and obviously the interview comes only from our imagination, but trough a careful scrutiny of the works and the life of this writer, we managed to imagine how he could reply to our questions. As usual, the answers also contain important tips and advice for aspiring and new authors. Ladies and Gentleman here is for you a fantastic interview with Oscar Wilde, the famous Irish poet and writer.   Advicesbooks: Dear Oscar, you have been in the hereafter since 1900. How is life after death? Oscar: Life is always eternal and wonderful. The hereafter is a place with non space and time, an evanescent place suitable to create and reflect. Naturally, I don’t mean that one must be dead to create, I am only replying to your question. A perfect writer must, instead, make his pride and lust for glory and fame die early. The real success is always humble and sensitive. Advicesbooks:…