Interview with Vincent Zandri

When did you know you wanted to be a writer?
The day I graduated from Providence College in 1986. Problem was, I'd agreed to go into the construction business with my dad. So it took me a while to get up the nerve to make the break.  

What genre do you write and why?
I write literary thrillers and noir because that's what I like to read the most. 

Tell us about your latest book.
The Shroud Key is about one man's quest to unearth the bones of the most famous man to ever walk the earth. Jesus Christ. 

What marketing methods are you using to promote your book?
I use social media, Facebook, Twitter, Linked, etc. to help spread the word. I also have begun to send out a monthly newsletter to my personal subscribers which contains "for your eyes only" specials, news, and even freebies. I also promote other authors in the newsletter. But first you gotta sign up. So anyone who wishes to join the monthly mailer for both insider info and possible promo opportunities please contact me at WWW.VINCENTZANDRI.COM or email me direct at with "Your Newsletter" in the subject heading.  

What formats is the book available in?
All books are available in all formats aside from those that are signed on to Amazon Select. Right now The Shroud Key is in Select but it will be available in all formats starting in May 2014. 
Vincent Zandri
What do you like to do when you're not writing?

Worry about my writing ... Haha! I travel a lot. I'm gone more than three months per year to overseas destinations to write, research, and explore. I'm also a freelance photo journalist so sometimes I travel on assignment. Otherwise I like to lift weights, run, hike, bike, drink, eat, watch movies, read ... 

Who are your favorite authors?

Jim Crumley, Ernest Hemingway, Robert B. Parker, Charlie Huston, J.Carson Black, Dan Mayland, Les Edgerton, Heath Lowrance, Ben Sobieck, JE Fishman, Susan Wingate, Meg Gardiner, ...

What advice do you have for other writers?

Read, write, repeat...
What's your favorite quote about writing/for writers?

"There's nothing to writing. You just sit at your typewriter and bleed."
-- Ernest Hemingway

What's the best thing about being a writer?


Where can people find out more about you and your writing?

Anything else you'd like to add?

Thanks for having me ... and please don't forget to sign up for my



  1. Great advice for writers and would-be writers: "Read, write, repeat …"! Thanks for featuring this author and giving us more insight into both his writing and his books.


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