Joseph Carrabis – It’s Autobiography…I swear!

Quite the Life (and all in Times New Roman 10pt!)

Regency and SciFi Author Wendy Van CampHello all and welcome to our first February Author Interview Plunge. Today we’ll be talking with…umm…me! I finally get my go at this with Jennifer “The Editress” Day at the helm! Feel free to give me (and Jennifer) a big round of applause for taking part in our exciting adventure.

I’m boring and dull

Joseph’s Bio
Joseph Carrabis, walking contradiction, is a boring dull man who writes fantastic stories. Or, as he says, “Autobiography in the guise of poetry, fiction, fantasy, sci-fi, magic realism, and other associated Dark Arts.” Joseph has worked as a butcher, a tractor-trailer driver, and a Chief Neuroscience Officer. This variety of experience (some more boring and dull than others, I’d wager) brings rich life and emotion to his stories. He started writing at a very young age thanks to his sister.

Joseph lives in Nashua, New Hampshire with his ever loving, ever caring, ever patient wife-partner-princess Susan, his Bassador dog Boo, and his quietly purring cat Ghost. He also regularly converses with many Old Ones including Raccoon, Turkey, Red and Gray Fox, Opossum, Skunk, both Eastern and Northern Woodlands Coyote, Deer, Hawk, Owl, Eagle, Wolf, Toad, Frog and this doesn’t even get into the Standing Ones. He’s quite a conversationalist! And they all tell him things about you!

His fiction in print includes TALES TOLD ‘ROUND CELESTIAL CAMPFIRES (as individual ebooks and as an anthology including the Nebula nominee CYMODOCE and the Pushcart nominee THE WEIGHT). His novel EMPTY SKY has been called “a rollercoaster ride of a read” and “a sleek mystery…one of the best Fantasy/Science Fiction novels of 2016”. And many more stories in progress can be found on his Patreon and his blog.

It’s not so much making a lot of money (but if I do that’s fine), it’s more about people really benefitting from what you are doing

In this interview, we chatted about the power of the people you meet as a writer: constructive and destructive. Don’t be a Lenny! His boring, dull, hallucinatory writing process. And thrilling, logical editing process! Measures of success for writers and authors. (there’s a difference!) Making his readers cry or yell at him. Now, Joseph, that’s not nice!

When I’m writing I am not boring and dull

The Interview

Things Jennifer and Joseph Talked About
About Joseph (& Susan)
Gable Smiled (excerpt)
Rich Marcello
The Augmented Man
Dancers in the Eye of Chronos
Those Wings Which Tire, They Have Upheld Me

I’m a very good growler

Joseph Carrabis’ Links
Joseph’s blog
Joseph’s Amazon Author’s page
Follow him on Twitter
Follow and befriend Joseph on Facebook and Goodreads
Follow and link to him on LinkedIn
Follow and pin him on Pinterest
Follow and inst him on Instagram

Be one of the first to comment or send this out through your social networks (and let us know) and you could win a signed copy of either Tales Told ‘Round Celestial Campfires or Empty Sky!

(want me to critique some of your work?)

Feb 2018 Author Interview Plunge Schedule

Science Fiction, Horror, Fantasy, Noir Thrillers and Internet Trolls coming your way in Feb 2018


By now you know I’m serious about interviewing authors.

We continue to have incredibly talented authors coming forward to be interviewed (just signed our first Epic Fantasy author today. She also writes Christian Erotica. Can’t wait to learn about that) and in the coming months we’ll have spoken word artists/performers, award winning poets, espionage, thriller, science and speculative fiction authors and more. Most of April into May is devoted to spies, conspiracies and intelligence operations, all written by authors with backgrounds in intel, military, SWAT and similar subjects.

We’re currently booking interviews for late summer through fall 2018 publication and our reach is constantly growing (Want to win a free book from one of our interviewed authors? Pass this post along through your social networks and let us know. We’ll enter you into a drawing to win. See the bottom of this post for details).

I decided to come out of the Interviewer closet. Jennifer “The Editress” Day asked me probing questions about life, love and the meaning of meaning.
Learn what I’ve written, what I’m working on, what I think makes a good writer, a great author, and what it means to make readers laugh, cry and curse you wildly.
And we laughed a lot. Look for it on Wednesday, 7 Feb 2018.

Wednesday, 14 Feb 2018 – Internet Troll Hunter and Purveyor of Strange Young Worlds Steve Evans aka Tobor Eichmann

Internet Rider and Purveyor of Strange Young Worlds Steve Evans aka Tobor EichmannAuthor Steve Evans writes under the pseudonym Tobor Eichmann among others and we talk about branding and pen names on Wednesday, 14 Feb 2018.

Until then, you can get Steve’s books on Amazon and follow him on Twitter and Goodreads.

You can also watch a video preview of The World of Adam Dunne on YouTube

Wednesday, 21 Feb 2018 – SciFi Author and Artist Toby Weston on the Future of Singular Children

SciFi Author and Artist Toby Weston on the Future of Singular ChildrenAuthor Toby Weston shares what it’s like creating a series that starts with recent events and posits an unexpected future on Wednesday, 21 Feb 2018.

Until then, read him at, Amazon and follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

You can find Toby’s artwork on

Wednesday, 28 Feb 2018 – Noir Thriller Author Gene Poschman on Watching Jonas Watcher

Watching Noir Thriller Author Gene PoschmanSay that five times fast.

Author Gene Poschman writes Jonas Watcher Noir Thrillers set in 1930s San Francisco and has recently started writing in the fantasy genre. We talk about Have Gun, Will Travel and how wanting Dick&Jane to be either wizards or detectives leads one to writing what you want to read on Wednesday, 28 Feb 2018.

Until then, find him at Amazon, and follow him on Facebook.

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