A. A. Tieri Interview
The Indie Book Butler Interview.
Indie Book Butler: Let’s start things off with an introduction. Tell us a little about yourself for those not already aware of you and your work.
A.A. Tieri: My book is Necrodancers by A. A. Tieri. I am a brand new author. This is my first self published book. I am from the suburbs of Chicago.
IBB: You’ve got twenty words to tempt us to read your book(s). What would you say?
AAT: My book is set in the 1980s and in the 1500s, so it is full of fun and gothic horror.
IBB: Where do you like to write?
AAT: I like to write in the library, but I will write anywhere that I can.
IBB: Is there anything you must have in order to write?
AAT: I actually need a little background noise. If I am out, the other people around always supply background. If I’m home, I put on a good old movie.
IBB: What books have influenced you most, both as a person and as an author?
AAT: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier and Frankenstein by Mary Shelly
IBB: What is the one thing that has helped you develop most as an author?
AAT: Being a reader is foremost to my being an author.
IBB: What do you want to achieve most from your writing?
AAT: I want my grandchildren to know who I was. I want to preserve the existence of my neighborhood for posterity.
IBB: Have you received a favorite review of your work?
AAT: Whenever someone says that I brought back memories from their teenage years, then I am happy.
IBB: Were there any particular parts of the writing/publishing process that you struggled with?
AAT: The actual formatting of my book and cover was a lot more difficult than I thought it would be.
IBB: Is there something specific you do to improve your writing?
AAT: After a flow of writing, I leave it and let it settle, then I come back and clean it up. Walking away and coming back with fresh eyes is the best way to improve.
IBB: What is the ideal relationship between editor and author?
IBB: If you had a direct line to someone who loves or hates your writing, what would you say?
AAT: To both I would say, thank you for reading my work.
IBB: If you could give one piece of advice to an aspiring author, what would it be?
AAT: If you want to finish a book, set a deadline for yourself.
IBB: What does your writing future hold for you?
AAT: I have three more books to write and then I will feel that I have told all the stories that I just have to get down on paper. After that, who knows.
IBB: How have you set about the task of creating enticing cover art?
AAT: I have a personal vintage photograph of one of the actual settings of the book. I feel the photograph on the cover is intriguing and invites the reader into the true past. Even though the book may be a work of fiction, it is set in a real place.
IBB: How often do you read? What genre?
AAT: I read every day. I mostly read horror, from the classics to modern or brand new horror. I reread my favorites often.
IBB: Before we let you escape, it’s your chance to name-drop. Anyone who you feel is deserving of more recognition at present or someone whose writing you have recently enjoyed? Now is your chance to spread the word…
AAT: I have met a lot of great indie authors via social media, I am currently reading Heart of a Runaway Girl by Trevor Wiltzen, it’s pretty great so far.
Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions. Best of luck in the future.
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