I’m interviewing Gustavo Florentin, author of thriller / suspense “The Schwarzschild Radius”. What a great way to start the new year!
Q:How long have you been writing?
GF: I’ve been writing on and off since I was 8 years old. I started my first novel at 20.
Q:What was the most challenging part about writing “The Schwarzschild Radius?”
GF: Making it believable, which is the greatest challenge of writing an amateur sleuth. It’s a lot easier when your protagonist is ex-Special Forces. But how do you write a book where an eighteen-year old, 110-pound girl prevails against a psychotic mass murderer?
Q:What is your favorite part of being an author?
GF: When I write something that makes me say, “That’s a great line!” or “That’s a great plot twist!” This really makes my day and nothing else gives me that thrill.
Q:Is this book part of a series? If so, will there be more books in the series?
GF: This book is not part of a series, but I will use Detective McKenna in my next novel.
Q: Do you have any works in progress you’re working on?
GF: Yes, I’m writing a conspiracy political thriller. It’s a far cry from The Schwarzschild Radius, and the good news is that my protagonist is ex-Special Forces which makes a lot of things easier, like prevailing over the bad guys.
About The Book
Author: Gustavo Florentin
Genre: Thriller / Suspense
Rachel, an 18-year-old Columbia University student descends into the netherworld of runaways and predators to find her sister, Olivia, who has suddenly disappeared. After getting a job in a strip joint where Olivia worked, then doing private shows in the homes of rich clients, Rachel discovers that Olivia has been abducted by a killer who auctions the deaths of young girls in an eBay of agony. As she closes in on the killer who has taken Olivia, Rachel becomes his next target.
Gustavo Florentin was born in Queens, New York and received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Polytechnic University of New York. He spent a decade in the defense industry working on the F-14 fighter jet and classified electronics projects. After the fall of the Soviet Union, many thought America wouldn’t need weapons anymore, so while others waited for the peace dividend, he moved on to the financial sector in New York where he is currently a network engineer. His passions include violin, travel to exotic places and exploring worldwide conspiracies. He lives in New Jersey where he is working on his third novel. His thriller, In the Talons of the Condor, won the following awards:
WUACADEMIA–Prix d’Or Best Novel
The Verb First Chapter Contest–First Prize
Mount Arrowsmith Best Novel 4th place
The Writing Show–Second Prize best first chapter of a novel.
Second Prize–16th Annual International Latino Book Awards
Publisher website: http://curiosityquills.com/books/the-schwarzschild-radius/