I am very excited about this interview with Armand Rosamilia. The incredibly talented horror author welcomed this intrusion, allowing me to probe into his personal and professional life. So it is with much delight that I share with you the interrogation I put Armand through.
Ladies andGentleman - meet Armand Rosamilia!
Quinn - Could I ask you tell me a little about yourself? Are you married? Do you have any children?
Armand - I am happily divorced, twice. But I have three great kids from the second marriage, so there is that.
Quinn – I like that-happily divorced. I would imagine that’s the best kind of divorce. I have four kids and I think that kids are one of the best byproducts of a marriage/relationship. It’s our ‘spin off’, if you will. Not that being a parent gives you much time to unwind but what do you do for relaxation Armand?
Armand - I'm not familiar with the term. I write all the time, unless I'm reading or hanging out with my friends or kids.
Quinn – Sounds like you have your priorities straight. Myself, I have an awful time trying to balance all of my responsibilities. You mention reading as a precedence, are there any recent works (books) that you admire?
Armand - I just finished "Containment Room 7" by Bryan Hall today. It was amazing, but everything I've read by him is so far.
Quinn – Seems like you admire Bryan Hall a great deal but that said…I know it’s a difficult question…but who is your favorite author?
Armand - As a kid I read everything Dean Koontz put out. Robert E Howard was a big influence as well as HP Lovecraft. They are the go-to authors. I'm a big Brian Keene fan.
Quinn – I’m a huge Dean Koontz fan as well and I love Stephen King, but I have never read anything by Robert E Howard or Brian Keene, I’ll have to check them out. Are there similarities between you and your favorite author(s)?
Armand - Yes. They are brilliant and I try to emulate them. They set the bar for me as an author in style and finding my own voice.