Do you Know About, Lo Monaco?

Lo Monaco

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.

Lo Monaco--Bio I worked as a Fingerprint Technician for a sheriff's department and a Juvenile Corrections Officer for a probation department in California. I then lived in Sicily, Italy for 16 years with my two dogs (including Tim, who looks like a curly-haired Dalmatian and co-stars in the Terry Strong, P.I., series) and ten canaries. I currently live in California. I am a member of the Crime Writers’ Association, Private Eye Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime, both National and Los Angeles Chapters. I am a former judge of the Shamus Awards of The Private Eye Writers of America. I was an editor and reviewer of both the now defunct print magazine and the online version of “Futures Mysterious Anthology Magazine.” My first novel, “Lethal Relations,” was short-listed for the Chanticleer International Book Awards, Mystery and Mayhem division. My second novel, “Poison Butterfly” is available on Amazon. I am currently working on “Suddenly Deadly” and “Fallen In a Dark Uneven Way,” all Terry Strong, PI mysteries. Amazon Author Page: If you would like to write to me, send an email:

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?

"Fallen In a Dark Uneven Way." A newspaper article about someone falling to their death.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?

I write whenever I have time.

What authors, or books have influenced you?

Of course, Sue Grafton. I also love Janet Evanovich, as well as Michael Connelly, Robert Crais, Jeffrey Deaver, and many others.

What are you working on now?

My fourth Terry Strong, PI, mystery.

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?

Social media sites.

Which Websites you like most to promote your book

Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Do you have any advice for new authors?

Keep writing, don't give up.

What is the best advice you have ever heard?

Every day in every way you are getting better and better.

What are you reading now?

"Hide," by Tracy Clark

What’s next for you as a writer?

Branch out into other genres.

If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?

"Lord of the Rings, all volumes; Marcus Didius Falco series by Lindsey Davis; English Dictionary

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