Deadline for Thriller/Suspense Film and Writing Festival
Stay Awhile Chapter 6 Novel Reading by Anthony Vecchiarello:
Novel performed by Steve Rizzo
Read interview with Anthony Vecchiarello:
1. What motivated you to write this novel?
Several different agendas – I wanted to create a thrill ride and break the traditional barriers of literature by writing something that would be similar to a video game, something where readers felt like they were immersed in a simulated experience. I had the ambition to write a story with an idea that has never been done before. Another major influencer was something that happened personally in my life where I lost two friends out of a betrayal of another friend. The anger and hatred I had for this one person was sewed in the pillars of the gory feast portrayed in the book. I was able to channel my wrath by letting go of my internal demons. Writing the violence helped me to psychologically lash out at the person. This experience was therapeutic.