Jeff is the second Indie author whose book I had the privilege of reading. I fell in love with this world of amazing creative people and have never looked back. His story telling skills are superb and his characters are so real you can reach out and touch them or run screaming the other way. The first book of Jeff’s I read was Bad Games. It’s the first in a series of 3 amazing books. Get them all you won’t put them down. I have begged him over the years to write another one in this series. Did he listen? We shall see… I have read everything Jeff has written that I know about and recently added a signed copy of Bad Games into my ever-growing collection of signed books. I can’t tell you enough that you need to read his books you will be hooked. I am proud to introduce you to My friend Jeff Menapace.
1. How old were you when you first wrote your first story?
Geez, no idea. I was young though. I loved to draw and would often write little stories to go with each drawing.
2. How many books have you written?
To date, I’ve written six novels and a bunch of shorter stuff.
3. Anything you won’t write about?
Animal torture or religion.
4. Tell me about you. Age (if you don’t mind answering), married, kids, do you have another job etc…
42, married, no kids, and I’ve been fortunate to have writing as my full-time job for the last few years.
5. What’s your favorite book you have written?
I once read that some actors refuse to watch films they’ve done because they’re their worst critics. I’m kinda the same with my writing. Every time I read something I wrote, I tend to poke holes in it rather than appreciate it.
6. Who or what inspired you to write?
Escapism. I’ve always had a very vivid imagination and it’s wonderful to be able to escape into it and attempt to put it on paper. It’s also a very solo and lonely job, and that suits me. I tend to be more of an introvert that likes to be alone.
7. What do you like to do for fun?
I’m a big MMA (mixed martial arts) fan, so I follow the sport a lot. I also like to exercise, read and write (surprise!), play with my two cats, and bother my wife.
8. Any traditions you do when you finish a book?
Probably drink too much.
9. Where do you write? Quite or music?
I write in my office, a little room in my house. I like it quiet.
10. Anything you would change about your writing?
It kinda goes with what I answered earlier about being my own worst critic. I would go back and edit every single book I’ve ever written. And then probably do it again. And again…
11. What is your dream? Famous writer?
Sure, why not? I have always said I just want to entertain my readers, and I will always stand by that. To accomplish that while gaining greater success would be nice. More money is always nice.
12. Where do you live?
Two cats. Sammy and Bear.
14. What’s your favorite thing about writing?
Probably goes back to answer six—the escapism
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As always, thank you Jeff for letting us get to know you better. I wish you much success and happiness.