Author Spotlight – Don Massenzio

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  1. When did you start writing? 

I’ve been writing ever since I could read. I’ve been writing in a business setting for over 30 years. I’m frequently called upon to create and edit corporate communications. I have run large teams that were responsible for creating large documents. As for creative writing, I’ve only been published for the past two years or so. My first publication was a short story that was accepted for “Down in the Dirt” magazine. I then completed my first novel in April of 2014 and am about to release my sixth this coming April, 2016.


  1. What motivates you to write? 

It’s therapeutic. I travel a lot and that is a tough thing for me. I’m a homebody and miss my family and suffer from homesickness. Writing fills the time that I can’t sleep, when I’m stuck in airports and on long flights.


  1. What genre do you write in and what made you chose this particular genre?

My first three books were detective/crime fiction. My fourth book was a terrorism thriller. I also released a book of short stories that crosses other genres. I prefer to write detective/crime fiction because that is one of my preferred genres to read.



  1. What is your goal in writing? Do you have dreams where your writing should take you?

My goal is to foster a group of readers that enjoy my work in the short term. My long-term goal, after 32 years in corporate America, I would love for the writing, blogging, and publishing to become a retirement type business to keep me busy and supplement my income.


  1. Do you ever suffer from writer’s block and if yes, how do you deal with it?

Because my writing time is so limited (I work a 50-60 hour per week job), writer’s block isn’t something I can deal with. I usually have multiple writing projects going so I can hop from project to project if I get stuck on one.



  1. What advice would you like to give new, hopeful authors? 

Keep writing. Keep working on improving your writing. Don’t get discouraged. Share your writing with others. I wish I had the courage to share my writing earlier in life. I published my first novel at 51 years old.



  1. Please, tell us about your work. 

I have a three book detective series based on my Frank Rozzani detective character. I also have a terrorism thriller titled, Blood Orange along with a book of short stories called Random Tales.


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Frankly Speaking – Frank Rozzani Detective Series – Book 1: Frankly Speaking Cover*Version*=1&*entries*=0





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