Interview with Marco Bertamini

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Coffee.
Describe your desk
Not as tidy as I would like it. But my macbookair travels everywhere with me.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I like real books.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I have not engaged in marketing.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Lomellina, but my parents had moved for work so for that reason I do not have a dialect that I can feel is mine.
When did you first start writing?
In middle school. I wish I could find the notebooks I filled at the time. They were structured as novels with chapters.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I am just a person that enjoys writing, like there are many. The pleasure of writing is the main motivation.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Portonuovo is a story set in a school and the children in the class as well as the teachers play a part. It is a mystery and I think the events are rather surprising, but it is also interesting to see how the characters in the story react to the events.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I love Smashwords. It just works.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
There are many frustrating aspects of trying to develop a story, but it is all worthwhile for the moments when you get that idea that links everything together.
What do your fans mean to you?
I love my mother.
What are you working on next?
I always write in November, thanks to the NaNoWriMo challenge.
Published 2014-10-04.
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Books by This Author

Portonuovo (Italiano)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 46,920. Language: Italian. Published: September 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Era l'inizio di un nuovo anno scholastico nel paese di Portonuovo. Conrad era nuovo nella nostra scuola, nuovo nel paese e nuovo a tutti. Venne a scuola per una settimana e un giorno. Poi, d'improvviso, non c'era più'. Portonuovo non e' un posto di misteri, eppure c'erano tante domande e pochissime risposte.
L'isola del falco pescatore
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 46,820. Language: Italian. Published: March 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Ame, Celia, Felix e Libbie campeggiano su una isola deserta durante le loro vacanze estive. Provengono dalla città e questo è un ambiente completamente nuovo per loro, con strani incontri e alcuni misteri da risolvere. Nel frattempo, il Capitano Aliquis guida i suoi pirati dello spazio fra i pianeti esterni. Due storie intrecciate, piccole e grandi sfide, e una amicizia che cresce.
Portonuovo
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 50,070. Language: British English. Published: March 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00)
It was the beginning of a new school year in Portonuovo. Conrad was new in our school, new to the town and new to all of us. He was a shy boy. He came to school for a week and one day, and then, suddenly, he was not there any longer. Portonuovo is not a place for mysteries, and yet there are so many questions and so few answers.
Osprey Island
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 50,360. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays
(5.00)
Ame, Celia, Felix, and Libbie sail their boat to a deserted island for a summer camping trip. They come from the city and this is a completely new environment for them, with strange encounters and some mysteries to solve. Meanwhile, a pirate called Captain Aliquis is fighting among the outer planets. Two interleaved stories, small and large challenges, and a developing friendship.
Magic
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 50,420. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(5.00)
Magic was everywere in Zibar. But what has happened to the Grand Wizard? The Witch of the marshes and Captain Nero and Prince Ruiak are all behaving rather strangely. And have you ever played poison ball? That might help. A story of discovery and the magic of everyday life.
Bianca and Other Contrived Short Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,350. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00)
Eighteen short stories, in which you will meet robots, children, elves, my mother, and Kublai Khan.