Featured Interview With Vito Altavilla
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I’m a retired industrial research chemist with several patents to my credit. My work has given me the opportunity to travel, explaining technical achievements when given seminars in Japan (Tokyo), Europe (Paris and London), and of course in America.
I started life in Brooklyn New York but at the age of ten, my family moved to Queens. I live in Cincinnati Ohio I don’t have any pets at the present time. I did have a cat for fifteen years but in lieu of my cat, I occasionally walk around the block with my wife. She’s much easier to handle and she doesn’t need a leash.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I’ve written many technical papers for most of my professional life so I was used to writing. However, but a book is significantly different. The subject of actually writing a book came about through Friday breakfast conversations with some friends from church. I seemed to have more stories than anyone else when someone suggested that I should write a book. I thought about it and decided why not, and so I did.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
My favorite authors are Zane Gray, Jack London, Ernest Hemmingway, Tim Clancy, David Baldacci, Just to name a few, and of course some of those old chroniclers.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
This book is primarily about events from the past that became humorous with the passage of time. No computers, cell phones, party-line phones. I’ve heard it described by a really smart guy as a pre-curser to American Graffiti. I promise any reader many smiles and some loud laughs.
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