Check out this author spotlight for Peter Servidio!
You can find all his links furthest down the page, and don’t forget to check out his books!
1. Hi! Welcome to my humble blog of all things bookish! I would like for us to start by getting to know you. Give us a short bio, please!
My name is Peter Servidio and I work full time for the Maine Department of Corrections as a teacher, as well as part time as a professor for the University of Maine at Augusta. I am married with three daughters, two cars , and a dog. In my free time I love to write.
2. To get to know you just a little bit better, I’d like to ask you some this or that questions. Answer 5 of these and explain why you chose this or that, or maybe an entirely different alternative!
Morning or evening? Morning, I’m getting old and evening comes too fast lol
Ninjas or pirates? Ninjas, my middle child had pajamas with Ninja Kittens on them. They were adorable.
Plotter or pantser? In between, I start most writing as a panther, but as the story develops I can transition to a bit of a plotter.
Pen and paper or computer/phone? What is pen and paper? Lol. No, seriously I prefer computer/phone just for ease of the process
Book or ebook? Personally, I love to hold a real book, feel the paper and take in the smell. But for writing, it seems most others like eBook’s. I guess when you have 109s of books in your tbr pile, an ebook can save you some space.
3. When you look for books to read, what trope or type of story will always catch our attention?
I find myself reading a lot of fantasy with dragons and magic. I grew up on the Forgetton Realms books and RA Salvatore.
4. What do you write? Tell us about your current projects and the latest happenings!
I mainly write post-apocalyptic and dystopian novels, but have been known to dabble in education guides and children books at times.
5. What is your most recent release? Give us a short presentation, cover, and a link for where to buy it!
My most recent release are my Earth Has Fallen series. Book 1 is Return from Darkness. Here is a brief description:
Nuclear Armageddon left the planet in ashy ruins. When a man leaves the safety of the underground, will he survive the peril that awaits him above?
Seventeen-year-old Loreto Riker has never known life outside a bunker. After an atomic war thrusts the world into an eternal winter, the descendant of courageous survivors accepts an exploratory mission to search for others on the ravaged surface. But the treacherous task quickly turns deadly when he’s attacked by radioactively deformed flesh-eaters.
Desperately evading the mutant cannibals, Loreto pairs up with a sword-wielding woman on the run from the foul creatures. But when he makes a shocking discovery, he fears a much greater threat looms amongst the corrupted remnants of the apocalypse…
Can Loreto defend the last shred of humanity from a dark new enemy?
Here is a link to it:
6. What real-life inspiration do you draw from, and what are your primary fictional sources of inspiration (books, authors, films, music, etc.)? Name a few!
I draw from reality and what is going on in the world. Some of my favorite authors are Stephen King, RA Salvatore, and JRR Tolkien. I love alternative rock and sports radio. As far as movies, I have to go with Beautiful Girls as my all-time favorite.
7. What is your writing routine? If you have one, give us the run-down!
It varies, but I try to write for at least one hour, uninterrupted a day. On the weekends of days off I may do two or three hours. Someday, I would love to make it my full time job.
Usually I grab a drink, get comfortable in my recliner and type away on my phone or laptop.
8. If you could go back and give yourself one piece of advice as you started out on the path to becoming an author, what would it be?
Have patience and write what you love.
9. Last but not least: where can we find you? Drop those links!