We have an interview today with Anthony Aaron Richards, author of A Transfer of Vengeance – Volume 3 – The Switch Pops.
1) What is your author name and in what state do you live (or country if not in the US)?
Anthony Aaron La Forgia – Florida
2) What is the title of your newest book and what is the genre?
A Transfer of Vengeance Volume 3 – Mystery
3) What is the book about?
A young female Architect, who finds out she has a sister no one has told her about and just after they meet – the sister is murdered. Raven is taken to the crime scene by the FBI and New Orleans Police were she has a psychological break – and she begins the hunt for the person that killed her sister, finds him, dates him, and kills him – Raven never expected to become a serial killer chasing other serial killers. She finds a strange connection between the serial killers and her and Sara’s bizarre past. When the family secrets finally come out of the summer cabin, no woman is safe…
4) Where did you come up with the idea?
I’m a retired Counselor, dealing with women and the abuses they endured and helped them get free and start new lives – I guess it’s my way of fighting back for all the Didn’t Make It’s out there.
5) How long did it take you to write it?
Well, it’s a seven-book series – still going, I came up with an idea for each book to have four volumes (quick reads) which keeps a good pace. I’m in book one – volumes 1 & 2 are published and volume 3 will be out next week. I do have book 2 done, book 3 almost complete and sections of the rest in progress.
6) Did you learn anything from the project?
OMG – The world of human trafficking is one hell of a dark road – I had to find a way to bring it to the forefront in a different way – I was told my subject was a hard one for publishers.
7) Do you have an author website and/or blog? How about a book video?
Yes, website – aarichardswrites.com and use Instagram (tony.laforgia.7) for what I call Story Pic’s, it my own art that relates to the books – and I give little hints as to what’s happening.
8) Do you have any success tips to pass on to fellow authors? How about any great editors/cover artists?
- Set a time to write that fits you and stick to it.
- Always have an editor, that you can work with – always, always…
- Don’t go cheap on your cover
9) What genres do you like to read? Are you open to reading new authors and reviewing their work?
Actually, I read a little of everything – including Childrens and Sci-Fi – feed the mind with as much imagination as possible. I started writing children’s stories when I began.
10) What is your favorite book of all time and why?
Allen Folsom/Day of Confession, for some reason it hooked me, and I couldn’t stop – good story and writing. But the big but is John Grisham, I read Folsom first and the next book I picked up was one by Mr. Grisham. Through his books (which I read everyone I get my hands on at the time, early 90’s) I learned that you could have a cause and fight for it in your stories. Thanks to him my world opened.
11) Fun Question: Do you have any pets? If so, what kind?
A six-pound Chihuahua Terrier mix – I call her my assistant.
12) Fun Question 2: Do you own an electronic reading device? If so, what kind and how do you like it?
Well, I fought it at first, I was hard on HARD COPY… but I’m also a junior techie and have an iPad/iPhone/Mac – I love the ability to pull up a book at any time and READ, READ, READ…
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