Interview with R.N. Shapiro

What are your three favorite books, and why?
The Sun also Rises (dialogue)
The Catcher in the Rye (Holden's storytelling)
The Firm (could a law firm be this devious?)
What's the strangest thing about how you wrote TTT?
I wrote the ending first, then began the novel. Well, i first storyboarded the novel with 150 chapter ideas, many which were not used, and many added later. Also, I wrote background on the key characters stories before I began writing TTT also.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Telling readers about book awards, since TTT was a winner in several book contests.
When did you first start writing?
I was on my high school newspaper for a time. Didn't write seriously until I co-wrote a law treatise. Years later I resolved to write a fiction novel.
What do your fans mean to you?
Reader fans are what truly motivate me as a writer. Its quite invigorating to read a review by a reader who really gets what you were trying to do.
What are you working on next?
My sequel to Taming the Telomeres is entitled "Targeting the Telomeres" and will be published during 2018. It took about 2 1/2 years to write. In TTT 2, Amanda Michaels facing a new crisis, and travels abroad with an unlikely ally to resolve the new situation.
Published 2018-06-09.
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Books by This Author

Taming the Telomeres, a Thriller
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 117,590. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
After surviving a jet crash that killed all aboard including her parents, a young woman awakens with no memory except near death experience flashbacks. Amanda Michaels must discover what makes her special—uncovering biological secrets that could hold the key to immortality. A #1 best selling e-book thriller and Readers Favorite Gold Award winning novel.