FF2Media Managing Editor Brigid K. Presecky interview with Senior Contributor Lisa Iannucci:
If you could, please tell us more about the book. What inspired it? How long have you had the idea?
The book was an inspiration for me when I started traveling more last year. I love film and television and I always liked finding places that relate to film and television to see while I travel, but there wasn’t one book that had all of this information so I would know where to look. I started compiling information as I found it and I realized I had enough for a book. There’s so much to visit both in the States and around the world. This first book will focus on the United States. I am also working on a sports lover’s travel guide and one for both books and music as well. The Film/TV one will be published in 2018.
You said you've written 17 books: Where can people find them? What subjects do they cover or range from?
Oh boy, that’s going to be a long answer! I started out writing books a long time ago and they are on a wide variety of subjects. I have written biographies on Will Smith and Ellen DeGeneres for Enslow Publishers. I have written health books such as “The Unofficial Guide to Overcoming Arthritis,” as well as a book on birth defects. I’ve written several “Complete Idiot Guide” real estate books with co-authors and a Healthy Travel book with a doctor. I’ve even written “Bowling for Dummies.” Some of the other books haven’t come out yet. I was a ghostwriter for a physician who wanted to write a book as well.
If the books are still in print all you have to do is search for my name on Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Honestly, this Film/TV travel guide is the one I’m most excited about. This is mine – no co-author – my idea, my book, my byline. After writing all of these, I’m excited about finally working on my own project.
I actually don’t think I’ve been this excited about a book in a long time.
How long have you been a writer? What would you tell people who are struggling/yearning to write a book?
I’ve been a writer for 30 years. I started out writing for magazines and newspapers and didn’t have a book out for quite some time. If you’re struggling, ask yourself why? Most likely, you either aren’t passionate about the subject or you don’t have enough of information for the book or, if you are writing fiction, your storyline isn’t worked out. So, if you’re struggling there’s something going on.
Take a break and stop writing. Figure it out.
On the other hand, if you’re yearning to write a book, what’s stopping you? Start writing. Please remember that not everyone can write a book, just like everyone can’t be a doctor or a great quarterback. It takes a particular skill, but you won’t know if you don’t start. Make 2017 the time to write that book. Devote a little time each day to get it done, but PLEASE if you’re going to self-publish, don’t do it without having someone edit it. Good luck!
© Brigid K. Presecky (11/29/16) FF2 Media