Wednesday, January 8, 2020

FEATURED AUTHOR: TONY DiGEROLAMO





ABOUT THE BOOKS


The Pineys: Book 1:  My Cousin, The Piney

From the creator of the Jersey Devil comic book comes a story about four cousins cursed by their ancestors, brought together by destiny and trying to keep South Jersey from going to Hell.



In 1732, Mother Leeds gave birth to the infamous Jersey Devil, which has roamed the Pine Barrens ever since.



Or so the story goes . . .

The truth is, Mother Leeds was a witch and opened the portals to Hell unleashing hundreds of devils into woods. But the villagers next door in Abe’s Hat noticed and formed a secret hunting society to track down the fiends and send them back to the Abyss. Their descendants continue the Hunt in secret to this day.



So grab your pork roll, put on your Piney Power hat and join the hunt, because the Galloway cousins are coming to save you whether you like it or not.


The Pineys: Book 2:  Witch Piney Are You?

For centuries, the South Jersey Pine Barrens has been the home of not just the Jersey Devil, but the witches of legend and lore. When the devil-hunting Galloway clan is confronted by a coven of old crones, all Hell breaks out—literally.



In the next gun-toting episode of the Pineys, we reveal the origins of Hemingway's undead mother, who and what the Witch Boy is and we burn down part of the Pine Barrens (which pretty much happens every year in South Jersey). Shelly goes to college, Milton and Lewis go to work and Hemingway engages in his, er, uh, "hobby".



So down a pint of blueberries, load up your silver bullets and get ready for the Hunt because while devils are hard to kill, witches don't die!



From the creator of the Jersey Devil comic book comes a story of four cousins brought together by destiny, cursed by their ancestors and trying to keep South Jersey from going to Hell.



The Pineys:  Book 3:  The Third Grade Piney

Before he was the world's greatest hunter, Hemingway Galloway was a rambunctious third grader in Abe's Hat Elementary. A devil that lived in an old well by the school lured children to their doom, but the Galloway cousins thought they killed it Forty years later and Hemingway is a substitute teacher at the school. When the hunter starts reliving his nightmare from the past, he soon realizes something dark still lives in the old well.


And when cousins Lewis and Milton take a trip to South Philly, Lewis must confront his own past in the form of mobster debts and his dead father.

So grab yourself a deep-fried pizza turnover, load up your silver bullets and get ready for the most intense Piney adventure yet!



From the creator of the Jersey Devil comic book, comes a story about four cousins, cursed by their ancestors, brought together by destiny and trying to keep South Jersey from going to Hell.



Wokeistan: A Novel

President Trump has just been inaugurated for the second time. The students at Upstate College are not happy. Led by one charismatic person of color, of African, Indigenous, Pan Asian descent who is a differently-abled Muslim-Atheist, they obliterate the college experience forever.



Wokeistan (co-written by Christian Beranek) is a satire: Politics, media, corporations, feminism and the relationships between men and women. In a world where anyone to the right of Fidel Castro is considered a fascist, one college professor will try to save his school.



Read this book before it’s banned, because nothing escapes Wokeistan.



LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT WITH TONY DiGEROLAMO 



A few of your favorite things: currently, it’s my computer and the accessories I’ve added to make YouTube videos.

Things you need to throw out: there’s an old fence in my backyard that I am slowly throwing out a few pieces at a time.

Things you need in order to write: iced tea, the computer, music and/or silence.

Things that hamper your writing: everything else.

Things you love about writing: I like creating worlds and exploring them in my head and on the written page. I like the idea of transferring thoughts from my brain to the reader. I like the feeling of discovering something about a character, even though it’s only in my head.

Things you hate about writing: nothing really. Just wish I made slightly more money on it.

Easiest thing about being a writer: coming up with new ideas. I am a font of creativeness.

Hardest thing about being a writer: for me, it’s always been the money.

Things you love about where you live: it’s a small town and just a few doors down from The Whitman-Stafford House where Walt Whitman summered.

Things that make you want to move: probably the taxes.

Proudest moment: I guess it was when I could finally present a book that I wrote about Italian heritage called F*ck You, I’m Italian: Why Italians Are Awesome to my dad, who I dedicated it to.

Most embarrassing moment: did you ever shit yourself on a camping trip? Yeah, me neither.

Things you never want to run out of: money, iced tea, new restaurants.

Things you wish you’d never bought: I try to live with no regrets. Whatever it was, I’m sure it was small.

Words that describe you: odd, relentless, positive, positively charming, hilarious, handsome and too much.

Words that describe you but you wish they didn’t: fat, old.

Favorite foods: sushi, potato chips, iced tea, cheesesteak hoagies, pizza, stromboli, General Tso’s chicken, and many more. Bit of a foodie.

Things that make you want to throw up: asparagas.

Favorite song: “Sabotage” by the Beastie Boys
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Music that make your ears bleed: bad country music.

Favorite beverage: iced tea.

Something that gives you a pickle face: most alcohol.

Favorite smell: garlic.

Something that makes you hold your nose: shit.

Something you’re really good at: annoying people with my comedy.

Something you’re really bad at: trying to explain later it was a joke.

Something you wish you could do: time travel.

Something you wish you’d never learned to do: use dating apps.

Something you like to do: play video games.

Something you wish you’d never done: got married.

People you consider as heroes: George Washington, Hunter S. Thompson, Mark Twain.

People with a big L on their foreheads: anyone that treats Twitter as being even remotely serious.



Last best thing you ate: Stromboli.

Last thing you regret eating: Chipotle.

Things you’d walk a mile for: a burrito served by a waitress in a bikini, who sits on my lap and feeds me that and an iced tea.

Things that make you want to run screaming from the room: someone who calls themselves “woke” unironically.


Things you always put in your books: a lot of myself.

Things you never put in your books: hypocrisy.

Things to say to an author: Can I buy a copy of your book?

Things to say to an author if you want to be fictionally killed off in their next book:  Can I give you suggestions for your next book?

Favorite places you’ve been: Toronto, Dragon Con, Old Atlantic City.

Places you never want to go to again: Los Angeles.

Favorite things to do: write, play video games, watch TV.

Things you’d run through a fire wearing gasoline pants to get out of doing: going to a wedding.

Things that make you happy: my dog, days off, hits on my website, sales on my books, and subscribers to my YouTube videos.

Things that drive you crazy: oh, just the worry of my own mistakes I suppose.

Biggest lie you’ve ever told: guess I told myself marriage would be a good idea.

A lie you wish you’d told: I wish I had told my first wife the wrong address for our first date.

Best thing you’ve ever done: I quit my day job to write comics after my car accident.

Biggest mistake: getting married.

Most daring thing you’ve ever done: that is an incredibly sleazy story which I’ll keep to myself.

Something you chickened out from doing: I tend not to like heights or skiing. I’m not afraid, I just don’t think the risk is worth the reward.

The last thing you did for the first time: tried Ethiopian food
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Something you’ll never do again: that’s an incredibly sleazy story which I’ll keep to myself.






ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tony DiGerolamo is a New Jersey screenwriter, novelist, comic book writer, game designer and comedian. He is best known for his work on The Simpsons and Bart Simpson comic books. He has also been a joke writer for Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, a scriptwriter for Space Ghost: Coast to Coast and a blogger for Comedy Central’s Indecision website. He has written the screenplays including Mafioso: The Father, The Son starring Leo Rossi. His novels, Fix in Overtime and The Undercover Dragon are available through Padwolf Publishing. After publishing his own comic books (Jersey Devil, The Travelers and The Fix) with SJRP, he eventually got a publishing deal with Kenzer & Company. Kenzer published The Travelers. Tony also wrote Everknights (another Kenzer comic book), as well as the Hacklopedia of Beasts (Volumes 1 thru 8) and Slaughterhouse Indigo (an adventure for the Hackmaster RPG). He also adapted Mark Twain's Personal Reflections of Joan of Arc for Campfire.  Performing in the Philly comedy scene for over ten years, Tony performed and directed such improv groups as Next Line Improv, The Cabal, The Ninjas and Bulletproof Giraffe.

Besides writing for various comedy websites, he had a long running comics review column in Knights of the Dinner Table magazine. He was the marketing director for comics publisher, Silent Devil. He is creator of Tony DiGerolamo’s Complete Mafia for d20, creator/biographer for the online webcomic, Super Frat, the co-creator of the Webcomic Factory and writer for the over two dozen webcomics on the Webcomic Factory site including Lester Crenshaw is Dead, Miserable Comedians and Weird Biker Tales.  Look for his book, F*ck You, I’m Italian: Why We Italians Are Awesome, from Ulysses Press.  He recently finished a political satire, Wokeistan: A Novel, with Christian Beranek.  His current project is a comedy/horror novella series about the hunters of the Jersey Devil called The Pineys.




Connect with Tony:
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