Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Tour Kick Off - Zero Alternative by @biagiotrader #interview

Date Published: Mid April 2014

Scott Walker is a fugitive from the quicksands of Finance, with one card to play - DeepShare, a silicon oracle coveted by billionaires, hitmen and hackers. As he fights for survival and vengeance, digging deeper into the dark heart of the global economy, one question torments him: what price will the world have to pay?

ZERO ALTERNATIVE is an action-packed conspiracy thriller that plucks at the heart of human nature. When our grip on love, hope and morality starts to slide, the only future worth living is the one we choose for ourselves.

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#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?

I’ll definitely give it a try!  There’s nothing else I’d rather do for the rest of my life, though it is a difficult business, and you need a decent amount of luck, as well (then again that’s true for most things in life...). The feeling of freedom and delight as you’re writing your own stories is a drug I hope I never have to give up.

#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?

Sometimes you run out of energy, and it’s easy to find excuses not to switch on the word-processor again. Also, the submission process is unpleasant, and the endless re-reading of your own work can get a little boring during the editing process.

#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?

One of my oldest friends, Lorenzo, works in Hollywood and he’s always been a great believer in my writing – he’s the one that’s been badgering me to write, critiqued my work and all in all gave the faith to continue plodding through without giving up.

#4 – What is next for your writing?

Another thriller, inspired by chess – one of my great passions as I was growing up. It’s called ‘A Game of Kings’ and it’s a Ludlum-type story, where people are being manoeuvred as chess pieces without their knowledge. It will be a little broader in scope than ZA, with various POV characters.

#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading?

A few thrillers are sitting on my shelf, Daniel Silva, Flynn and Connolly (whom I’ve never read before, incredibly). I also have a couple of thick fantasy novels that have been sitting there for a while, but I prefer reading in the genre while I’m writing.

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Who can you trust? The world is darker, more dangerous than you think.  To cure, sometimes you must destroy first.

This or That?

#1 - iPd or Mp3?  IPAD – Couldn’t live without it

#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate

#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries? Mashed – I think I’m the only person on the planet who doesn’t like French fries.

#4 – Comedy or Drama? Drama

#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks? Pass

#6 – Fantasy or Reality? Fantasy – though I’m enjoying my reality right now.

#7 – Call or Text? Call, no question.

#8 – Public School or Home School? Public – you need to learn to live with people, as well.

#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate?  I’m Italian! A short espresso, please.

#10 – eBook or Paperback? Paperback – and hopefully they’ll last longer than any of us. They are too beautiful to die out.

Luca Pesaro was born in Italy in 1971, but he has spent most of his adult life in the US or UK. Being a proud UWCer, he likes to think of himself as just another random citizen of the world.
After spending a few years gaining a degree (LSE) and masters (Bocconi University) in the now mainly discreted pseudo-science that is Economics, he got bored, jumped the gun and became a derivatives trader in financial markets, first with the tragic Lehman Brothers, then with a bunch of other banks, somehow always managing not to blow up. He wrote his first novel in Italian in the mid-nineties, but then decided English worked much better for the type of stuff he liked to read and write, and switched. (Easy to do, he has forgotten most of his written Italian).
Recently he has decided to dedicate himself fully to his great passion since the age of eight – writing, mainly Fiction, but anything that amuses him at any given time. Zero Alternative is his first English novel, and he is hard at work on his second thriller, A Game of Kings.
He is married to the awesome F. and has two children, A. and J. who always manage to annoy, surprise and delight him beyond any reasonable expectation.

Twitter: @biagiotrader

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