Old Wounds (Redemtion#2) Book Tour & Guest Post!

December 28, 2016

This sounds like a very interesting and intriguing story! This is the second book in the Redemption series.

I appreciate  for presenting this Book Tour.

Book Details:

Genre: Mystery Published by: Inferno Publishing Company Publication Date: September 2016 Number of Pages: 425 ISBN: 9781940313108 Series: Redemption, Book 2 (Prequel to Necessary Decisions)

Gino Cataldi loved three things: his wife, his son, and his job as a cop. Cancer took his wife. Drugs have his son. And Gino is pulling desk duty, suspected of killing a drug dealer.

Every night he dreams of a chance to make things right. That chance comes when a high-society woman is brutally murdered, her body parts spread all over town. The investigation quickly hits a dead-end…until a late-night caller with too much information contacts Gino. Between the mystery surrounding what she knows and his penchant for helping women in trouble, more than Gino’s curiosity is aroused. He only hopes she’s not the killer.

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Where Do You Get Your Ideas For Characters?

Many people have asked me where I get my ideas for characters. I’m flattered that they ask because they normally do so because the characters struck a chord with them, drew out some emotion. In other words, the characters seemed real.

They seemed real because they are real. It is my belief that to make a character emotionally deep you need to use real people as the base for your characters, or at least that’s the best way.

An author shouldn’t create a character on the fly—in my opinion. I think it leads to shallow and weak characters. All of my main characters and most of my secondary characters and even some of my tertiary characters are based on real people. I go to great lengths to make sure I know their backstory. In fact, I have already written three novellas about the backstory of some of my characters—two are secondary antagonists and one is a main protagonist. Two are already published, and the other one (the one below) will be this year.  

I live in Texas now, but I grew up in Cleland Heights, a mixed ethnic neighborhood in Wilmington, Delaware that sat on the fringes of the Italian, Irish and Polish neighborhoods. The main characters of Murder Takes Time grew up in Cleland Heights too, and many of the scenes in the book were taken from real-life experiences.

Somehow I survived the transition to adulthood, but when my kids were young I left the Northeast and settled in Texas, where my wife suggested we get a few animals. I should have known better; we now have a full-blown animal sanctuary with rescues from all over.

At last count we had 41 animals—12 dogs, a horse, a three-legged cat and 26 pigs.
Oh, and one crazy—and very large—wild boar, who takes walks with me every day and happens to also be my best buddy.

Since this is a bio some of you might wonder what I do. By day I am a headhunter, scouring the country for top talent to fill jobs in the biotech and medical device industry. In the evening I help my wife tend the animals, and at night—late at night—I turn into a writer.

Catch Up with Giacomo today on his Website 🔗, Twitter 🔗, & one Facebook 🔗!

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  • Gina @ Hott Books December 28, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    How interesting! I love learning more about my favorite authors! Thanks!!

    • LAWonder10 December 29, 2016 at 2:12 pm

      Thank you , Gina for your comment!
      Lu Ann

  • Giacomo Giammatteo December 28, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    Thanks for presenting the post. I greatly appreciate it.


    • LAWonder10 December 29, 2016 at 2:11 pm

      Giacomo, it was my privilege!
      Lu Ann