Interview with Chris DiBella

What is your e-reading device of choice?
I use the Kindle for PC app. I'm sure I will get a Kindle one of these days, but for now, the app on my laptop works just fine.
Describe your desk
My desk is my lap on my couch.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in New England. I'm not sure if that has influenced my writing, as I have lived in many locations since then, but I use my real life experiences in order to effectively create my books and use those experiences to create something enjoyable (hopefully).
When did you first start writing?
I began writing my first actual book while living in Hawaii back in 2001. My son was born in 2002 and the book had to be put on hold for a while.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Lost Voyage is based off an actual story from a book on tape called Ship of Gold. I like to use "what if's" in all of my books, so I just kind of took the real story and made it into a fictitious one using the what if scenario.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I have just always loved to write. I would like to think that I could eventually make this my full time job and have more free time to coach soccer and spend with my son.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Just being able to put 70,000 words into a file and have it come out as a full-fledged book. It's pretty amazing to go from that first word to the very last and the feeling is pretty cool to be able to tell a story that people enjoy.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything. If it wasn't for the fans, then none of us indie authors would be able to get our names out there. It takes a little bit to dive into the unknown, and that is what the indie author pool is - the unknown. It's easy to go to the bookstore and pick up a book from one of your favorite authors, but sometimes taking that plunge into the indie world can expose you to your new favorite author that you never knew existed. My fans and readers mean the world to me.
What are you working on next?
I am currently working on the next two novels in the NESA Files adventures, and I am also working on the next few books in the "5280 Diaries" zombie series.
Who are your favorite authors?
Clive Cussler is my favorite author, hands down, but I do find myself getting into more indie authors as time goes on.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My son, my writing, my coaching, and the desire to share my work with the world. It's not always easy being an indie author, but the rewards far outweigh the risks when it comes to doing what you truly love.
Published 2015-02-16.
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Books by This Author

Blood Dawn
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,150. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Blood Dawn is the third installment in the NESA Files series featuring Sean Mercer and the rest of the NESA team. Upon ascertaining information about a Russian plot to smuggle a nuclear bomb into the United States, Mercer races to find the nuclear weapon and bring the madman responsible for the threat to justice, but will time run out before he can thwart the attempt to detonate a nuclear bomb?
Whispering Death
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,950. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
The second novel in the NESA files adventures finds Sean Mercer and his partner, Pat Vigil, in Myanmar trying to bring down a ruthless businessman before he spreads a deadly disease among his own countrymen. With a menacing monsoon bearing down on the region, Mercer must put an end to the tyrannical leader’s reign before it’s too late, something which could prove to be his most menacing ordeal yet
Lost Voyage
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,400. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Sean Mercer, along with NESA (National Environmental Security Agency), is in Nicaragua studying the effects of water pollution that have wreaked havoc on local communities. What they uncover is more sinister and deadly than just the threat of tainted water. Mass genocide, brutal dictatorship, and a country living in fear of its own leaders is just the beginning of what they are about to embark on.