Author Interview with Brian Paone

Today, I am featuring author Brian Paone, whose story “Come Moonshine or Fog,” is included in the anthology “A Bond of Words,” alongside my own brand-new story, “Rhythm of the Bug-ity Beat.”

What are you working on now?

The novelization of Digital Underground’s “Sex packets” album for this year, then “Moonlight City Drive Part 3” (which will complete the trilogy) will follow in 2021. On the horizon after that is a novelization of Pink Floyd’s “The Final Cut Album,” a novel where big band, doo-woop, classic rock, metal, and rap all exist simultaneously in alternate universes, and a few other ideas rolling around.

What book are you currently reading?

“John Z, the DeLorean, and Me” by Barrie Wills

What is the hardest part of writing for you?

Hardest is the blurb. Spitting out 110k-word novels is like taking a stroll for me. Needing to write 150 words about what the book is about? That’s when I usually become an alcoholic and try to bribe those little elves who fix shoes in the middle of the night to write my blurbs for me. How bad am I am it? I have 5 published novels, and I have written 0 of the blurbs. Either my editor or my wife write them for me. Ha!

If you could meet one author, living or dead, who you choose?

Stephen King

If you were on death row, what would you request for a last meal?


What is your ideal writing snack?

Tacos, with a side of tacos

What personal bond inspired your story?

My story is a rock-fiction adaptation of the song “Jealous of Youth” by TheThe. It was inspired by Stephen King’s novella “The Body,” and, oddly, the movie “My Girl.” Oh, and a really big tree stump that had fallen across my jogging path in the woods behind my house.

What is it that you want a reader to take away from it, be it one emotion or a thought or a memory?-

Nostalgia strikes hard at the heart …

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