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Guest Author Interview with Joe Leonardi!

Recently, I was honored to be interviewed by Samantha Ridenour, for Ridenour Publishing. Below is a the beginning and a link to the interview in its entirety.

I am very honored that I was selected to be included.



Thank you so much to author, Joe Leonardi, for taking the time to answer some questions for us. We appreciate it, and we know that your readers will as well!

1. What inspired you to write this book?

Answer: I am currently writing a series of novelettes under the umbrella title, “The Damaged and Broken Collection.” As of today, I have competed

Tortured and Tormented – creating a school shooter

War Springs Eternal

Is Suicide Painless

I am currently working on The Comfort of Despair.

I am writing this collection for those who are damaged and for those who have broken. I write to give voice to those who suffer and for those to whom the harsh reality is that life is not the bowl of sunshine covered cherries depicted on social media. I write for them because I understand that for every one person who overcomes their demons, there are hundreds, if not thousands, who do not. It is to those that life breaks I dedicate my stories.

2. Can you tell me about the book?

Answer: I wrote Tortured and Tormented because, sadly, school shootings have become the new normal.

War Springs Eternal, for my brothers and sister in arms, I dedicated it -

-To those who were asked to do the unthinkable.-To those who HAD to do the unimaginable. -To those who are broken and still fighting. -To those for whom the fighting became too much.

3. What is your writing process like?............


“Who am I?”

I am an independent, self-published teller of tales, an author of scarcely any renown.

However, as a storyteller, I know who I am, and with that persona, I am both confident and comfortable.

I invite you to visit my website,

and/or Amazon Author Pages

if you are so inclined please purchase a copy and leave a review.

Thank you,


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