Interview with an Author - Joe Moya

  • Tell me a little about yourself, personally.


I'm 52, born and raised in NYC, now living in Miami. I have children and grandchildren, and I'm engaged to be married next year. I'm a huge geek and movie buff, a firm supporter of BLM, and a proud LGBTQ+ ally.


  • What is the name of the book or books you have published?


THE LOST (2018)


  • Where can they be found?


Kindle edition can be found on Amazon.com. Paperback edition can be found online and in stores at Barnes & Noble, Target, Wal-Mart and various independent book stores.


  • Do you have any current WIPs?


Yes indeed. It's a werewolf story. After that, I have a sequel to THE LOST, then ideas for several other books. My WIP should be done by early 2021.


  • How are they going?


Going really good. I'm about 20K words in, and so far I'm very happy with how it's turning out. Can't wait til I'm done.


  • What got you into writing?


Ever since I was a kid, I've had an active and creative imagination. I used to draw a lot and create things that way, but as I got older I realized I was a better writer than artist (I do still like to draw sometimes). As I've gotten older, my writing skills have gotten better.


  • What keeps you focused?


My goals to write more books keep me focused. I have ideas for 5 other books ready to go, and I'm looking forward to seeing them done.


  • What gives you inspiration?


Quite a few things. My family, my confidence in my writing ability, my desire to be a successful author and have multiple books out for sale.


  • How do you battle writer’s block?


The few times it has happened to me, I usually step away and let my mind rest and let ideas originate organically on their own (which is usually how my book ideas happen anyway.) One time I DID force myself to write, and it actually worked.


  • Did you decide on traditional or self publishing?


My first book was published by a small publishing. My next book will be self published.


  • What made you make that choice?


The publishing company that signed me and published my debut novel went out of business last December. I got all the publishing rights back, so now I'm self publishing both my first book and my next book. I'd prefer to go traditional but I'm not beholden to that. Whatever gets my books out there, I'm good with.


  • How does it feel to be considered an author?


Real talk? I freaking love it. I have a gift that not everyone has, the gift of creation. I have ideas and I'm able to make them into entertaining stories. It's an honor and a blessing.


  • What’s your social media platforms for people to find you?


TWITTER: @TheWr1teStuff

IG: @joemoya01

FACEBOOK: facebook.com/joe.moya1

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