Interview with C.V. Rosasco, author of "The Big Throw"


ABOUT C.V. ROSASCO

C.V. Rosasco is an author and psychotherapist living and working in a weird town called Hollywood. He has worked as a stage and soap opera actor, a childrens’ social worker in South Central L.A., an addiction specialist with gay addicts, and a janitor. He is a beach volleyball player, just took up Jiu-Jitsu, has had two nervous breakdowns ( 3 if you’re really counting), and is an avid meditator / yogi.
Q: Welcome to The Writer's Life, C.V. Rosasco Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and how long you’ve been writing?

A:  I’ve been writing since I was about eight years old.  Being from a loving, but pretty messed up family, writing served to give me both an outlet and some much needed attention from adults.  In my later years I became and actor. I wrote a number of plays, most pertaining to the angst of living in Hollywood.  

Q: Can you please tell us about your book and why you wrote it?

A:  The Big Throw is an adventure novel that has to do with how we as a people are stewarding the Earth and ourselves.  The book reads similar to a Narnia story but includes a modern political bi-line.  I wrote The Big Throw
as a way to fulfill my creative juices and to express my political and societal angst with regards to how we as a people seem hell bent on ruining our home and each other. 

Q: What were some of the biggest challenges you faced writing it?

A: The biggest challenge hands down is my laziness.  I joined a goals group to keep me on track.  After reading the great book Art and Fear, I realized a lot of my laziness was a response to the fear of being rejected en mass once the book was released.  As long as I didn’t complete it, I didn’t risk rejection, simple!  I got over that obviously. 

Q: Do you have a press kit and what do you include in it?  Does this press kit appear online and, if so, can you provide a link to where we can see it?

A:  A press kit can be obtained by e-mailing chasrosasco@aol.com

The press kit includes a summary of the novel, a short author bio, and contact information.

Q: Have you either spoken to groups of people about your book or appeared on radio or TV?  What are your upcoming plans for doing so?

A:  Other than Facebook, I am currently organizing a book blog tour.  Getting on TV or radio for a first time, self-published book, has been surprisingly tricky.  (yes, that’s sarcasm you here)

Q: Do you have an agent and, if so, would you mind sharing who he/is is?  If not, have you ever had an agent or do you even feel it’s necessary to have one?

A:  I’ve only had an acting agent so I doubt that counts.  (She was also the worst agent in Hollywood, hands down).  I have solicited agents, gotten a lot of rejections, and hope to rub the enormous success of The Big Throw in their faces. (I do think agents are helpful though and still hope to get one.

Q: Did you, your agent or publisher prepare a media blitz before the book came out and would you like to tell us about it?





A:  I’m self-published so the media blitz I’m doing is the book blog tour.  I read Amanda Hocking’s blog and she says that book bloggers are largely responsible for creating the leverage she needed to become successful as a self- published author (who was initially rejected by dozens of agents and publishers.  )

Q: Do you plan subsequent books?

A: I’m currently writing a paranormal romance novel. The main character is a 45 year old woman who is in the midst of mid life crisis and meets a very unusual lover. 
  
Q: Thank you for your interview,  C.V. Rosasco,  Would you like to tell my readers where they can find you on the web and how everyone can buy your book?


A:  My book, The Big Throw, is available on Amazon as a soft cover book and a Kindle version.  It is also available for just about all e-readers on smashwords.  Thanks for your interest!



The Big ThrowABOUT THE BIG THROW

The terrifying challenges Charlie faces in a strange, parallel world called the Devic Realm, must be faced alone. His animal and spirit guides can only point the way.
An ominous test awaits him that will throw him into the shadowy forces of Washington D.C., al-Qaida, and the envoys of darkness on Earth.
On a planet lost in political violence and disconnected from the natural world, Charlie is challenged to grow up and embody the nature of love, commitment, and ferocity.
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