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LG Fabbo-Gonnella: Author Interview

Author Spotlight time again and sixth up in the Mystery Thriller Week 2017 author interviews is LG Fabbo-Gonnella, a prolific writer who hails from NYC.  Welcome L.G. and let’s hear from you –

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Bio

LG Fabbo-Gonnella

L.G.Fabbo-Gonnella is a resident of NYC. He has often said Manhattan is the underlying unspoken character in many of his books. “I guess its a love affair that I have with her,” he once said. “I could live here forever and yet still find magical things about her that I never knew existed.”
When not seeking out interesting new locales for his books he can be found dining with friends and enjoying all the city he adores has to offer.
Though he has not yet met the supernatural denizens of NYC, he does hope too one day. And yes, there is a “Letter Lounge” albeit under a different name. 🙂

Murder In The String of G: A Max, Brad, and Maisie Mystery #1 in the series can be found here on Amazon.

The Case of the Choirboy Killer: A Mark Julian, Vampire P.I. Mystery (Mark Julian, Vampire P.I. Mysteries Book 1) is here.


You may find L.G.Fabbo-Gonnella here:

Facebook

Amazon Author Page

Blog

Email: L.G.Fabbo.Gonnella@gmail.com

 


The Interview

Why do you write?

That is a difficult question because my answer will sound so simplistic. I write because I love to do it. I think of a story and I want to share it. Hopefully they are entertaining to those who read them. I tell others I am not a writer. Rather I simply try to tell “a rattling good yarn”.

What are you currently working on?

I’m currently in the beginning stages of writing both a new Mark Julian book and a new Max/Brad Maisie mystery book. Both are in the early research stages. For Mark it involves delving into the days of the silent films and life in that community. For my “Maisie” books, since it involves life in the BD community, I’m currently interviewing a “Master” in that community to get an understanding of that world. Just for the record, when my second Maisie book dealt with the world of pro-wrestling I interviewed a pro-wrestler for proper terms and insights into his world. I want my books to be as accurate as possible.

From where did you draw your inspiration to write your latest book?

After my Julian mystery book 9’s plot finish, I realized that the implications actions taken in book 9 should be explored. My book 10 deals with consequences of those actions done by my main characters. Book 10 The Case of the Parisian Vendetta was the result.

My third Maisie book was inspired by an off-the-cuff remark of two friends who are both actors. He and his wife wondered why I never had any characters based upon them. So Murder in Noir was borne.

Which writers had the most influence on your decision to write?

Not to be corny but Agatha Christie. I devoured her books as a child.

What was the last book you read?

I usually read a few books at the same time to mix things up in my enjoyment. Well not at the same time but I switch books during the day or days of the week so three make the cut: 

  1. The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison
  2. Murder on the Quai (An Aimée Leduc Investigation Book 16) by Cara Black
  3. Suite Française by Irene Nemirovsky

Do you suffer from writers’ block?

Many times. I think most writers do at some time. The worst part is looking at the screen on that first day with that square blank page gazing back at you.

Biggest frustration as a self-published author?

Getting publicity for your book followed by finding a good editor that you can actually afford 🙂

Reviews for books are vital. Any tips on getting more reviews?

Sign up for every cyber writer’s event. Go on blog tours. Hit up sites on the Net. I call it “Hanging Out the Red Lantern”. If you won’t do it or are too shy to do it then no one will see your work. It has to be done. I hate self-promoting. I always feel awkward about but …you have to be ready to do it.

Do you use social media? If so, do you like using it?

In today’s day and age it’s vital. I blog and have a FB page for my writing. I admit I sometimes fall short on blog updates. Honestly, after writing a chapter(s), the last thing I want to do is sit in front of my computer and write some more on my blog. Talk about a busman’s holiday.  My one big exception: I answer every email from readers AND, on the day I get it. I feel if they write me I need to be just as courteous & reply. I enjoy feedback.

Who is your biggest fan?

LOL. Ah that is a thorn bush I will not stray into.

Many people have a bucket list. What is #1 on yours?

Travel more. I love seeing new places and meeting new people.

Any special message for your readers?

I hope you like both my mystery book series I also urge you to write to me. If you haven’t read one of my books do it – *grin*. They are, “I trust, rattling good yarns”.  🙂


Thank you, L.G. that was one great interview.

Below is the blurb from Amazon of Murder In The String of G: A Max, Brad, and Maisie Mystery #1 in the series.

Maisie was an irrepressible burlesque queen of the fifties who was a star in the Cassandra Theater. She was killed in what was initially ruled to be an accidental trip and fall down a spiral staircase. In fact, she knows it was a murder but, why was she killed and why the later cover-up? Unfortunately, however, what can a ghost to do about it? Andso, her shade haunts the theater hoping to find someone to help her.

It turns out to be a long wait. In two thousand and six two young wanta-be actors arrive at the newly restored Cassandra Theater to audition for a play. One is Max, who is gay, and the other is his roommate Brad, who is straight. For reasons unknown at first, Maisie finds she can connect with them both and seeks their help in proving she was murdered and who did it. After initial hesitations, the boys agree to help her solve her killing. The book follows the pair as they stumble towards finding answers while dodging a hired gun, a serial killer of young men and, for Brad, Maisie’s tendency to “fondle his rump” at inopportune times.


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