Interview with John Bruno Turiano

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
It was a hack n slash adventure I wrote at age 12 or 13, full of derivative content and cardboard characters. In fact it sucked. Sucked bad.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
My younger self was playing paper and pen Dungeons & Dragons (I still have a horde of 1st Edition module and rule books I pull out on occasion for old-school reading pleasure) but in my 40s I'm obsessed with open-world video games (e.g., Fallout, Skyrim). I also love growing vegetables--quite a peaceful way to spend a spring day setting up the plot.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Richard Scarry books. After that Frank L. Baum's 14 Oz books.
What is your writing process?
Weeks of procrastination (read: Fallout 4). Then a few evenings where I come home from work and am diligent and I manage some fresh pages. And then I reward myself for a few weeks with more Fallout 4. Dang video games, without you I'd have 10 books completed instead of one!
Published 2017-04-30.
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Books by This Author

The Adventures of Diddo the Knave
Price: $0.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 104,780. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
When a hapless fetch-boy prone to accidentally killing the powerful adventurers he travels with assembles his own ragtag fellowship—an emaciated, vulnerable bear, a know-it-all whreally bird, and a Shakespearean-speaking brawny sheep—a struggle ensues against the evil Marquess de Le Mon for the Golden Helm of Truth.