Vincent Panettiere

Vincent Panettiere

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

Vincent Panettiere is the author of five other books. In addition to Shared Sorrows, he has written the award-winning and critically-acclaimed These Thy Gifts; the Mike Hegan mysteries A Woman to Blame and The Scopas Factor as well as The Music of Women - an Erotic Stream of Unconsciousness. His only nonfiction work is The Internet Financing Illusion, a cautionary tale about the dark side of the internet. To find out more visit

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

Shared Sorrows is my latest book. I've always thought about two strangers sharing common experiences.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?

Nothing more that garden variety self doubt and procrastination.

What authors, or books have influenced you?

Too many. My two favorite authors are recently deceased - Ivan Doig and Andrea Camilleri. They are a pleasure to reac and not influencers.

What are you working on now?

I have 8 chapters written for a new novel

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books? is my website. I use twitter, facebook and Instagram to post into. I have no idea if any of ir works.

Which Websites you like most to promote your book

The usual suspects; Twittr, Faebook, Instagram; have no idea if any of it works.

Do you have any advice for new authors?

I don't give advice

What is the best advice you have ever heard?

and, I don't take advice

What are you reading now?

The new Philip Roth bio

What’s next for you as a writer?

I want 2 million readers to discover and buy my books.

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?

I'd never be stranded and if I were I'd want to be found and wouldn't waste time reading.

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