Meet Award-Winning Author, Peter Difatta

Here’s a recent interview by Berneta. L. Haynes with Peter Difatta, author of Finding Pluck, on the website Waking Writer.

I reviewed Finding Pluck–click HERE to read my review–and found it to be an incredibly enjoyable and fascinating novel.

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International award-winning author, Peter Difatta, recently sat down to discuss his current novel and his writing process.

What is the most important thing that people DON’T know about your subject/genre that they need to know?

My current book, Finding Pluck, does not easily fall in any particular genre. This makes it more difficult to market. This cross-genre categorization is best explained by a blogger, Connie Flanagan, in her blog Everything Indie: “Despite addressing homosexuality, “Finding Pluck” isn’t gay fiction; it explores the subject of morality, but it’s not a morality tale; although including a witch and ghosts, it’s not a paranormal novel; while love is found in relationships, it isn’t a romance; and the unexplained disappearance of Damien, aka “Pluck,” fails to render it merely a mystery or a crime novel. I would also hesitate to classify it as “new adult” because, although Finding Pluck includes themes such…

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The Makings of a Good Author Interview

I couldn’t resist reblogging this excellent advice by Ionia Martin. An individual with multifarious interests and talents, in this post she explains what interests readers and how to prepare for an author interview. Read some of her interviews on the Readful Things Blog to see how to successfully implement these tips!

 
The Makings of a Good Author Interview
 

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When I posted my interview with Sarah Solmonson earlier this morning, it reminded me that a couple of people have asked me to put up a post on the finer points of doing an author interview. I’m not sure I would call me an expert on this topic, but I try to answer those who ask me a question, so this post is for them.

I will share my opinion here, not saying that anyone should take my words as gold, but here is what I think:

A successful author interview begins with an interesting author. I am not pointing fingers and calling anyone boring, but if you want your interview to shine, choose authors that have something to bring to the party. I like it very much when the authors I interview have a very personal interest in their story. This doesn’t mean it can’t be fiction, just…

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