Joshua Pantalleresco is a writer, wanderer, columnist and dreamer. He publishes interviews at both his blog at http://michaelthroughtime.wordpress.com and http://www.comicmix.com.
He published his first book of poetry I Am... ten years ago and is now publishing his second, The Watcher right here at Smashwords. It is his first ebook.
He lives in Calgary.
When did you first start writing?
I first wrote for the Lawson Literary contest in London Ontario. In it, I came up with a character that traveled through time. I managed to take 3rd place in my school for the contest and it taught me that maybe, just maybe I could do more with this. I've been writing since.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I had intended to do another poetry collection. Initially, I was going to do one about the time I ended up working for James A. Owen for a short time. I was going to call this collection Independence Day. During the writing, I thought I would write a longer than expected poem or two to bridge the gap between then and now. However, as I kept writing and the story got bigger, I scrapped the idea of Independence Day and embraced the idea of The Watcher.
I was really pulled into this world. Growing up with reading books like Edgar Rice Burroughs' John Carter of Mars and Tarzan along with stuff like Stephen King's Dark Tower, I saw the influences clearly and just let myself go with it.
I supposed that's the long winded way of saying that it just happened and I was smart enough to go along for the ride.