Alberto Catellani

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
I stare at the unyielding bubbling foam of a coffee mug and watch the twirling form the shapes that must be etched on the tapestry of Word. That being said, I'm also partial to writing and then rewriting something ten to twenty times in order to deliver onto digital paper the same images that run rampant across my head.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first story I ever read was at the tender age of seven, and it was the Trilogy of Non-A, a science-fiction story in French, of which I understood very little, but what I did pretty much marked the rest of my life as someone who would never read science-fiction books ever again. And then I went right back to reading Asimov, and that taught me a valuable lesson on traumatic experiences.
There is nothing traumatic that cannot be faced, conquered, and turned into a powerful self-motivational tool.
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Where to find Alberto Catellani online

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The Apprentices Chronicles
The adventures and misadventures of the apprentices to the investigator.


My Life in Another World Hurts
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 63,020. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Librhom seeks nothing but a new start in a new continent. From the incredibly humble beginnings he is now a freeman mercenary, embarking on a journey of discovery...of how much the world around him can hurt when you don't know just how magically terrifying the creatures of the forest are, or how the games of the powerful can hurt the weak. Yet, he will persevere. Even if it hurts.
My Life In Another World Sucks
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 53,140. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
Hum remembers a past life in another, better world, but all he has on him are the clothes typical of the country he is in, and a back-breaking job in a clay mine. As a raiding party composed of both humans and beast folks raids the village and takes him as a slave, his main prerogative isn't to achieve the Harem of his dreams, or incredible cosmic powers. It's to endure the hardships ahead.
I, Master
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,760. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles, & brain twisters, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
This isn't a book or a novel as much as it isn't a manual guide on how to become a perfect roleplayer. This is a collection of events that happened to me, real and raw, throughout my Roleplaying Career. The good and the bad are bundled together, giving a semi-coherent form to many of them, and then renouncing the coherence to just formulate more on what happened, why it happened, and for what dre
Prim and Proper
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 54,760. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
In the city of Markha, ex magical girl turned Police Detective Berrill Straw and her colleague Daniel are charged with investigating the grisly murder of a retired magical girl under protection.
The Investigator and the Fury of the Fog
Series: The Apprentices Chronicles. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 70,150. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
A Breach, an event whispered fearfully by the reckless few. An act by which the Investigator may break free of Cloatos, to rampage upon the world. Any hint of it must be silenced, or drowned in the fiery flames of the Burning Council's agents. Yet the memories of the Investigator are realer than others might think for Lyara, but there is an even greater threat at hand...believing him innocent.
The Race
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 51,970. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
In a galaxy where fabricators are common, where death is a myth, and in which countless space-faring aliens have met and joined together only the lucky ones survive. With technology capable of solving everything, of fighting off anything, of granting everyone's wishes, what is there left to do but explore the universe? Defend it from itself, and its inhabitants.
The Investigator And The Case of the Missing Brain
Series: The Apprentices Chronicles. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 88,580. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Urban
The Investigator and The Case of the Missing Brain is a dark humor, urban fantasy filled adventure that is set into a grim looking penal colony for the wicked known as Cloatos, ruled by the law of survival of the smartest and deep underground, where magics both ancient and powerful keep those who enter inside, and prevent any escape.