Interview with Ed Manolio

Who are your favorite authors?
Laura Hillenbrand
Donna Tartt
Anna Quindlen
Bill O'Reilly
Bill Bryson
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Understanding that life doesn't go on forever and that every day is important. It gives me the inspiration to accomplish something.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love music, movies, gardening, tennis, the beach and the Boston teams and working.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
My neighbor and friend Bob McAuley who has some really good published books here turned me on to Smashwords.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
When I was a kid I wrote a story about Superman meeting Thor.
What is your writing process?
I like to gather my thoughts in outline form first. Then I add ideas to each of the thoughts along the way. Soon I have the basic idea of where the story is going so it makes it easier to put it to paper.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I guess it was Huckleberry Finn and it completely transformed me into thinking what it would have been like to be his friend in those times.
How do you approach cover design?
For The Adventures of Dublin, my wife and I sat down one morning and reviewed all the pictures I possessed in my collect. We picked out three and eventually chose the one that best would describe Dublin.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Bill Bryson-Summer of 27-I love books about the early 20th century.
Joel Whitburn-Pop Memories-The early history of American Pop Music
Killing Lincoln-Bill O'Reilly-Helps you to understand the mood of the country when this tragedy occurred.
Area 51-Annie Jacobsen-Fascinating book about one of our governments secret spots.
Let Me Tell You A Story-Red Auerback-The Ex-Celtic legend tell some great tales.
Those are the latest favorite books
What do you read for pleasure?
Various types of things.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I don't have one.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I have always had different ideas for writing but have either never had the time or motivation to complete one.
I guess the time was right now.
Published 2014-03-01.
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Books by This Author

The Masters of Recorded Popular Music History (The 150 Greatest Artists in the History of Recorded Popular Music)
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 164,020. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Genres & styles / general
This book contains what is arguably the greatest overall artists in the history of recorded popular music taking into consideration all the talents that have brought them to be described in this publication. It is a fascinating trip through the years that puts into perspective a genre of entertainment that has been a part of almost every person"s life.
The Greatest Songwriter/Performer Albums In Recorded Music History - Part 2
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 73,740. Language: American English. Published: December 19, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music reference, Nonfiction » Music » Music reference
Part two of a very interesting musical journey. This is a book dedicated to the greatest albums in the history of popular music recorded in which the artist has performed and composed or co-composed each and every track. It is a fascinating look at collection of recordings from a wide range of musical genres. A true collection of some of the greatest albums of all time done by some of the best.
The Greatest Songwriter/Performer Albums In Recorded Music History
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 77,690. Language: American English. Published: March 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Reference
The first music history reference book of its kind! We reveal the greatest popular music albums, both composed and performed by the same artist or artists. The premise being the artists must have written or co-written and also performed, either vocally and/or instrumentally on every track contained on their album. These are the most talented artists in the world of popular music!
Tails From Dublin (And I Don't Mean Ireland!)
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 58,900. Language: American English. Published: March 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Emotions, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
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A most unique book written from my Irish Setter dog Dublin's perception . Both adults and children will enjoy this true life story. After spending every day for almost thirteen years together, I believe that if Dublin could have put pen to paper, this book is as close as possible to the what the result would be. A heartwarming book about a dog's life and times through her own eyes.