#BadMoonRising Trapped by Armand Rosamilia #horror #action #indieauthor

Today’s author has participated in Bad Moon Rising every year since its inception, and I’m hoping he never breaks that streak. He’s got a mighty appetizing way to celebrate when he finishes writing a book – and he has exceptional (and expensive!) taste in bourbon. Welcome Armand Rosamilia!

Which urban legend scares you most?

I grew up in Belford, New Jersey, which is a small fishing village with a ton of legends surrounding it and the area. The most notable one I remember? The Spy House. There are allegedly 22 active ghosts that people have seen in there, including a ghost boy in the window, the ghost of a woman in white carrying a baby, and the ghost of Captain Morgan, too. The place dates back to Revolutionary War times. It’s called the Spy House because the former owner used to spy on the Red Coats who used to frequent the place. It’s a scary place at night.

Candy apple or candy corn?

Like, if I was forced to eat one or the other? They’re both incredibly overhyped. Let’s be honest. A candy apple has a sloppy shell that gets on everything, like stripper glitter. Then… there’s an apple inside. Big deal. You can eat those sour things all year round. No thanks. Candy corn is also awful. They taste like someone screwed up making delicious candy, and then they shaped it into a stupid shape, slapped some orange and brown and white onto them, and sold them to unsuspecting people. I’d rather eat the candy corn, though. No chance of accidentally eating something good for you, then.

Do you ever see figures in your peripheral vision?

Who doesn’t? Am I right?! As a kid I used to see a black shadow that disconnected from the shadows around it and moved, but when I looked directly at it… not there. True story. I saw it all the time, and when I told my mother she just said it was Charlie, the ghost that lived in our house. No idea why his name was Charlie, or if it was a ghost or even a male ghost. It freaked me out. Around the time I was thirteen, I stopped seeing it. Feels like I lost a friend.

How do you celebrate when you finish writing a book?

I pour myself two fingers of Pappy Van Winkle 15-year bourbon. Order a large Philly cheesesteak pizza and eat it all by myself. Take a breather for the rest of the day, but keep writing the next project in my head, so the next morning I am right back at it. A bit hungover, a bit overstuffed, but ready to write.

If you could spend the day with another popular author, who would you choose?

The dream for me would be Dean Koontz. He’s the reason (one of them, anyway) that I wanted to become a writer. I’ve been blessed to have hung out and gotten to be friends with a lot of amazing authors over the years, too.

What are you working on now?

I always have several projects I work on at once. It keeps it fresh for me. A six-book thriller series that will debut in 2022. Another couple of Dirty Deeds crime thriller books. I have six more monster books for Severed Press to write. Lots of short stories. Chapters for my Patreon page. I’ll be doing live short story writing on Twitch as well. I cannot and will not stop. Until I run out of bourbon and pizza, of course.

Forget the conspiracy theories about Denver International Airport… this just got real.

When a massive snowstorm shuts down the airport and forces a plane carrying exotic and deadly cargo, those trapped inside the terminal have no idea what’s in store for them.

Can a group of passengers and airport workers band together to face the onslaught, or will they be ripped apart?

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Author Bio

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 200 stories that are currently available, including crime thrillers, supernatural thrillers, horror, zombies, contemporary fiction, nonfiction 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 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 https://armandrosamilia.com for not only his latest releases but interviews and guest posts with other authors he likes!

Social Media



Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArmandAuthor

Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/armandrosamilia

62 thoughts on “#BadMoonRising Trapped by Armand Rosamilia #horror #action #indieauthor

  1. Loved these answers. I’m a little scarred by the stripper glitter comment. If I liked candy apples, that would have ruined them for me. (I’m really glad the question wasn’t about caramel apples.) And I have to disagree about candy corn. It’s the only non-chocolate candy I can think of worth eating. I do respect the bourbon-and-pizza tradition, though. (Philly cheesesteak pizza is one of my favorites.) We can agree on that, at least. See? There’s always common ground to be found.

    Best wishes to you, Armand. Thanks for hosting, Teri.

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  2. Okay, I’m still chuckling over Armand’s answers, and the Spy House sounds very creepy. We had a supposedly haunted house in our neighborhood when I was growing up, but nothing to the extent of that one.

    Trapped sounds like an awesome read and my kind of story. I’m headed to Amazon now to check it out in further detail!

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  3. That’s a lot of ghosts for one house. I don’t know whether to be scared or curious. I love your ritual after finishing a book although I would skip the alcohol portion and just eat the pizza but I’m basic so I would just go for pepperoni. I don’t hate candy corn but I also don’t love it. I don’t go out of my way to eat it but if it’s there I would eat some. I would definitely skip the candy apple though. Thanks for hosting Teri and best of luck Armand.

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  4. Absolutely LOVED this post, Armand. (If I may call you by your first name?) How can you not like a guy who recognizes candy corn for the lousy excuse for candy that it is, and who would choose to spend the day with Dean Koontz if he could? I agree on both counts. Koontz was tied with Poe for me, and only lost out by a razor-thin slice of a margin. And then there’s the part about what a prolific writer you are, Armand. I’m SO jealous and wish I were going to live another fifty or sixty years so I could even aspire to finishing that many tales.

    I can see I have some serious catching up to do, and I’m heading over to Amazon next to shop. Trapped sounds terrific!

    Thanks Teri and Armand. This post made me smile and shiver at the same time. It doesn’t get any better than that! 😊

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  6. Very cool answers, Armand. I always wanted to try Pappy Van Winkle’s Private Reserve, but it’s never been available in my area. Probably out of my price range, too. Those candy apples are hell on our beards, too. All the best with Trapped.

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  7. Wow. Those “detaching shadows” gave me the chills! And what a reply from Armand’s mom. Yikes! It is interesting how we close down to the supernatural at some point in childhood. Love the book cover too. So creepy! Another fun interview, Teri, and wonderful to meet Armand.

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  8. Wow, a whole community of 22 ghosts in the Spy House! Each ghost must have an interesting story like the woman in white holding a baby! I don’t eat candy so a candy apple or candy corn is way too much for me. Great interview, Armand and Teri!

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    1. I listen to a few different ones, but not enough of them, and never each week. I’ll spend a few hours catching up on a month’s worth of shows like Necrocasticon, Sample Chapter, Staring Into The Abyss, Monster Men… a few more, too. How about you?

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  9. A great post, Teri. I’ve never seen corn candy here in South Africa but I’ve made toffee apples which are similar to your candy apples. I also liked DR Koontz when I was a girl and I’ll never forget his book Whispers. It horrified me. 💀

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  10. I’m not going to admit I enjoyed this interview because I have been a stalker of Armand’s for more than five years. But I did enjoy it. And Trapped is an awesome book! 5 stars. True story, Armand shared his Pappy Van Winkle and Philly cheesesteak pizza with me earlier this year and it COMPLETED ME. XOXOXO (not creepy at all)

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