About Frank Scozzari:
Frank Scozzari was born in Bay Shore, New York. He moved to California as a child, where he attended and graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. He now resides on the California Central Coast. An avid adventurer, he hobo’ed his way across America at age eighteen, twice trekked the John Muir Trail, backpacked through Europe, camel-backed the ruins of Giza, jeep-trailed the length of the Baja peninsula three times, globe-trotted from China to the Pyrenees to the White Nights of northern Russia, and once climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro – the highest point in Africa. A four-time Pushcart Prize nominee, his award-winning short stories have appeared in numerous literary magazines including The Emerson Review, Berkeley Fiction Review, Tampa Review, War Literature & the Arts (U.S. Air Force Academy), Pacific Review, Eleven Eleven, The Bitter Oleander, South Dakota Review, Minetta Review (NYU), Hawaii Pacific Review, Ellipsis Magazine, The Nassau Review, The MacGuffin, Reed Magazine, The Broken Plate, Roanoke Review, and Short Story America, and have been featured in literary theater.
What inspires you to write?
I love to create characters, and once I create them, they seem to have a life of their own.
Tell us about your writing process.
Generally I think out a storyline, and once I have a direction, I start to write. Sometimes the writing takes me to a destination not originally intended.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
No, don’t talk to my characters.
What advice would you give other writers?
Write true and have faith in your reader.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
Search for publishers that like your style of writing and will support you, because you’ll need their support.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Publishing appears to be moving more and more in the direction of digital. As for myself, I love the feel of a book in my hand.
What genres do you write?: Literary, Romance, Memoir
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print