I think today’s author has been a part of Bad Moon Rising from the beginning. He takes a very practical approach to the vampire/werewolf question, and already has his unusual (though again, practical) supply list ready whenever a secluded writing cabin opportunity pops up. Welcome Armand Rosamilia!
Would you rather be a vampire or a werewolf?
Vampire would be hard because I’m not a night person. Even if I were a vampire I’d probably fall asleep before midnight and miss all the good blood-drinking time. Not to mention the hot women in bodices I could rip and then bite on the neck. Sadly, because I’m rather hairy to begin with (my kids used to call me Sasquatch when I took off my shirt) I think werewolf wouldn’t be that much of a stretch for me. Ripping through my clothes might be awful, though. I’d hate to have to keep buying new black t-shirts after every full moon.
Would you rather be abducted by aliens or a serial killer?
Definitely aliens. I’ve seen enough science fiction movies and read enough books to know the aliens are really friendly and want to help mankind, but then we go and do something stupid like try to shoot at their mother ship or infect it with a virus or have Jeff Goldblum involved. My goal would be an ambassador of peace, and hope they have insane crazy good chocolate on their planet.
Would you rather be part of the X-Files team or Ghostbusters?
Strangely, I’ve never watched a full episode of X-Files. Not sure why not. Maybe someday. I have watched the original Ghostbusters movie, and I think I’d fit in with them. They seemed like they didn’t take it too seriously, and bumbled through saving the city and the world. Of course, I’d never be a part of the remake with those annoying chicks. Awful. Um… anyway, I’d ghostbust as long as the song wasn’t being played constantly.
If you had the opportunity to live anywhere in the world for a year while writing a book that took place in the same setting, where would you choose?
Norway. I’ve always wanted to go there and see it. Live in the remote areas and get snowed in. Be trapped in a cabin with only a few items: my laptop, internet connection, 37 lbs. of M&M’s, 400 lbs. of coffee, creamer, sugar, 41 boxes of Oreos and Chips Ahoy, author Chuck Buda, various candy bars, my podcast subscriptions and some adult entertainment: a stripper pole so I can practice my moves.
What is your favorite cover of all your books? Why?
Keyport Cthulhu 2 comes to mind. It was done by Jeffrey Kosh, and I love it. He’d done the original Keyport Cthulhu cover as well as the serialized versions of the stories with great artwork. I asked him to give me something that would work for the cover, and he came up with such a great one I actually wrote a bonus short story with the cover in mind. It’s also one of my favorite books I’ve written since it’s my take on the Cthulhu mythos, and I got to co-write it with author Chuck Buda as well as write a follow-up short story with my daughter, Katelynn.
What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
I am a huge baseball fan. My wife and I (sorry, ladies, I’m taken) are season ticket holders to the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, the Double-A team for the Miami Marlins. I’m even the booster club president. We help the players by packing snacks for road trips and we have three players who live with us during the season. We really get to know the players and love seeing them move up to the major leagues.
Thanks for the great questions! Feel free to find me on all social media!
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Bio and Social Media
Armand Rosamilia is a New Jersey boy currently living in sunny Florida, where he writes when he’s not sleeping. He’s happily married to a woman who helps his career and is supportive, which is all he ever wanted in life…
He’s written over 150 stories that are currently available, including horror, zombies, contemporary fiction, thrillers and more. His goal is to write a good story and not worry about genre labels.
He not only runs two successful podcasts…
Arm Cast: Dead Sexy Horror Podcast – interviewing fellow authors as well as filmmakers, musicians, etc.
The Mando Method Podcast with co-host Chuck Buda – talking about writing and publishing
But he owns the network they’re on, too! Project Entertainment Network
He also loves to talk in third person… because he’s really that cool.
You can find him at http://armandrosamilia.com for not only his latest releases but interviews and guest posts with other authors he likes!
and e-mail him to talk about zombies, baseball and Metal: