Phil Nova


A writer from Brooklyn, NY.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and then moved to Southern California where I spent my teen years. I enjoyed California, but always wanted to return to the big city. I have been back in Brooklyn for over twenty years now. Although I have performed many blue collar jobs in the past, for the past fifteen years I have been a member of the New York City Bricklayer's Union. I did not have the typical upbringing and was arrested and incarcerated for the first time when I was fourteen years old. I have witnessed shootings, stabbings, and other violent acts and try to use those experiences in my stories, which are mostly set in New York.
When did you first start writing?
I wrote my first story when I was seven years old. It was about a boy who stole a dinosaur egg from a castle. And then, for some reason,I never wrote another.
I've always had ideas floating around in my head, but never actually thought about putting those ideas to paper.
Five years ago, I decided I wanted to write. I recorded some of my old ideas, added new ideas, and then read every how-to-write book I could find. I wrote short stories at first, which are now available for free download on Smashwords, then I began my first novel, JIHAD ON 34TH STREET.
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Where to find Phil Nova online

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Dueling Duets
By Phil Nova
Price: Free! Words: 15,130. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2014. Category: Fiction
In this obscene, off-color parody, a fighter and a singer cross paths on their way up the ladder of success.
Four Kilos
By Phil Nova
Price: Free! Words: 76,350. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2014. Category: Fiction
Internal Affairs and the mob both suspect pill-popping homicide detective, Victor Cohen, of theft and murder. Can Victor solve the murders and find four missing kilos of cocaine before it's too late?
The Vampire of New Orleans
By Phil Nova
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,820. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2014. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
Police in New Orleans investigate a murder that fits a pattern going back over one hundred years.
Black & White And Red All Over
By Phil Nova
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,990. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2014. Category: Fiction
A racist white prisoner and a racist black prisoner must work together to escape after being transferred to a secret government facility for human experimentation.
Hot Dog Man
By Phil Nova
Price: Free! Words: 5,480. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2014. Category: Fiction
In this vulgar and offensive parody, an aged superhero comes out of retirement for one last mission.
Jihad on 34th Street
By Phil Nova
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 81,390. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2013. Category: Fiction
A Pakistani-American construction worker suspected of being a terrorist eludes a federal agent and tries to find the real terrorists before the feds find him.
A Damsel in New York
By Phil Nova
Price: Free! Words: 5,550. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2013. Category: Fiction
On her twenty-first birthday, Cassandra Verteux learns the difference between good and evil.
The Death Of One Life
By Phil Nova
Price: Free! Words: 2,210. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2013. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
A corrupt corporate executive makes his peace with god while dying of cancer.
Beware of Geeks Bearing Gifts
By Phil Nova
Price: Free! Words: 2,630. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2013. Category: Fiction
Government agencies investigate an outbreak of mass murders in small town America.
By Phil Nova
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,980. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2013. Category: Fiction
A small time mafia crew from Las Vegas hijacks a military truck coming from Roswell, New Mexico.
Laptop Love
By Phil Nova
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,960. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2013. Category: Fiction
(3.00 from 1 review)
After Alan and Tina break up, it’s up to their laptops to get them back together.
By Phil Nova
Price: Free! Words: 5,990. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2013. Category: Fiction
While on their way to stand trial for war crimes, a group of American soldiers in Iraq unleashes an ancient evil.
An Evil Unforeseen
By Phil Nova
Price: Free! Words: 5,510. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2013. Category: Fiction
(3.00 from 1 review)
Halloween night, Sarah escapes her abductor, but then discovers an evil she never thought could exist.
A New Start
By Phil Nova
Price: Free! Words: 6,930. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2013. Category: Fiction
A group of criminals in the future flees Earth with a fortune in diamonds and brings bad luck a new world.
Mama's Place
By Phil Nova
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,290. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2013. Category: Fiction
A group of wannabe gangsters break into a building, but only one of them comes out alive.

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