Interview with Armani Valentino

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in a small town in southwest Arkansas named Prescott. It influenced me because it's very near two towns that allowed me to know I could be from a small town and still do something to impact the world; Stamps and Hope. Former President Bill Clinton is from Hope, and the late great Dr. Maya Angelou is from Stamps.

I could read and write at the age of four and this allowed me enjoy life in only ways that reading and writing can afford you.
When did you first start writing?
At the age of four. I actually was a pretty good visual artist as a young boy. I was first published during middle school when one of my poems was selected to be in a book. I wrote and published my first book at the age of 19.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Control of my message.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Self expression and the ability to be able to influence others mindset.
What do your fans mean to you?
A whole lot.
What are you working on next?
Expanding my audience and my publishing company by helping others to publish for themselves but not by themselves.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My son. Armani 2.0
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Relaxing, traveling, enjoying my family and just having fun meeting people and trying new things. I am an entrepreneur and enjoy building businesses.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
online searches
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
No, but I wish I did.
What is your writing process?
I actually wrote my personal writing process out and created a formula that has been 100% effective to all individuals who follow it. My best friend encouraged that I do so. It's called Armani Valentino's WRITE A BOOK IN 10 DAYS Process.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
No, I don't, but I have read over 1,000 books in my lifetime.
How do you approach cover design?
I wait for inspiration. Or outsource the design. Sometimes both...
What are your five favorite books, and why?
My favorite books are the Bible, Qu'ran, How to Win Friends and Influence People, The Richest Man in Babylon, Outwitting the Devil, Message to the Blackman in America, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, The Science of Getting Rich, The Four Agreements, This Is Why I Won't Marry You, 48 Laws of Power, The Art of War, See You at the TOP, Over the TOP, Think and Grow Rich, The Greatest Salesman in the World, and many more!
What do you read for pleasure?
Non-fiction self help
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Android phone
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Speaking engagements, event marketing, face-to-face, email list, word of mouth.
Published 2014-11-08.
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The Love Triangle: How To Heal from a Broken Heart (Hurt, Shame, Bitterness, & Betrayal)
Price: $8.97 USD. Words: 12,380. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Divorce, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Marriage
The Love Triangle: How To Heal from a Broken Heart (Hurt, Shame, Bitterness, & Betrayal) is a book that is sure to help you heal from situations, and be able to LOVE WITHOUT LIMITS.
99 Questions You Must Ask a Man Before Sleeping with Him & Definitely Before Having SEX
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 32,280. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships  » Women's sexuality, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dating
National Best-selling Author, Armani Valentino brings the most-pragmatic dating/relationship book on the market. The 3-year National Best-selling book has been rated higher by readers than any other book of its kind. Valentino demistifies the whole dating process. It's straight forward, honest, and witty! Armani Valentino's 99 Questions are a must have if you want to be a successful dater!