Great Indie Authors, Presents…
Chino Valley, AZ
A Short Bio
Vinnie Sorce is an award-winning* author debuting his first book, Jersey Justice.
He’s been a writer for over ten years, selling articles and short stories along with blogging.
He grew up in North Jersey and currently lives in Arizona with one remaining child that hasn’t escaped yet. He likes to read, watch too much TV, wear his heart on his sleeve, and overexamine situations that haven’t occurred yet.
Oh, and he eventually wants to save the world. No super powers are making that a difficult job, though.
*Now, when I say award-winning, I mean an award I made up and gave to myself. It was a beautiful ceremony. I cried.
Kev: What is your latest book about?
It’s about a bullied youth who grows up to help people who can’t help themselves. His life is complicated by his off the wall sister, and his best childhood friend, Marci, who is slowly becoming his lover.
Kev: Who or what influenced you to write it?
Janet Evanovich and her Stephanie plum series was my influence. I grew up in North Jersey and loved the idea of having it set in such a familiar place.
Kev: Did you do any specialised research for your story?
Nope. Since the location was so familiar that was easy, and it’s fiction, so I improvised everything else!
Kev: What challenges did you face while writing the story?
The absolute biggest challenge was finding the time to write. A full-time job, and three kids make that difficult.
Kev: Who is the protagonist?
Jimmy Vincent is my main man. I came up with his name and the title, Jersey Justice, first.
Kev: What would you say is the protagonist’s greatest weakness or obstacle and why?
His biggest weakness is his want to save the world and knowing he can’t do that.
Kev: What would you say is the main antagonist’s greatest strength?
He doesn’t realize it, but his greatest strengths are the people (characters) around him.
Kev: Could you provide a short passage from your book to give us a taster?
“I fought back,” was all I said calmly with a smile as I walked away, tucking the pistol into my jacket pocket. From now on, it would always be with me. This was a message to the scum of the world. From now on, it would be different.
Kev: Do you use some kind of formula when you write?
Not even a little bit. I just sit and write and it comes tumbling out.
Kev: Preference for writing: Day or Night?
Not so much a preference as necessity. I write at night after work and after dinner.
Kev: What is your editing process?
When I have no juice left I start rereading what I already have and go from there.
Kev: Who creates your book covers?
I have a marketing friend who created this cover.
Kev: How do you promote your work?
Facebook, twitter, Linkedin. I also just hired a promoter who is getting me and the book out there.
Kev: What advice would you offer to new authors?
Don’t give up is the biggest advice I could give. Just keep writing and submitting, or go ahead and self-publish.
Kev: Which two social media platforms do you use the most and why?(Include links)
Twitter and Facebook are the two I use the most. I guess because I understand them, and am the most familiar with them.
Kev: Do you have a website?
Kev: Is there anything else you would like to add?
I am currently 80 pages into the sequel, Jersey Jezebel. Look for it soon!