An Interview with Greg Sandora
How much of yourself is hidden in the characters in your book?
I think a lot of my life shows up in the story. My wife is the example of all that is good in the book, she is courageous and strong like the angel Gabby. My daughter is the brown haired version of Gabby and when she manifests as a blonde she’s more like my wife Kathy.
How much of a story did you have in mind before you started writing?
I love spirituality and angels and thought about the plot before beginning. I’d say a large part of the story is decided before writing.
Can you tell us what genre you write?
So far I have written a Political Thriller, a Presidential Romance Thriller, and a Supernatural Romantic Thriller.
How do you cope with writer’s block?
I write when the story is dying to come out, if I feel things aren’t flowing, then I’ll edit and go back over different parts until I’m inspired.
How do you develop and differentiate your characters?
I decide on the characteristics of each prior to setting out. For example, Gabby is breathtakingly beautiful, strong, and courageous. Bo, is a somewhat niave but loving widower, father of two, whose been damaged by life.
Do you have specific techniques you use to develop the plot and stay on track?
I decide the ending and lead everything toward it. My goal is to build suspense and add more character depth as the story unfolds to give the reader the feeling that they are getting to know the intimate details and innermost thoughts of the players.
How (or when) do you decide that you are finished writing a story?
I decide in advance on the ending, and once it is reached and resolved the book is done.
Is there a message in your writing you want readers to grasp?
This life is a learning experience, we come to give and express love. Nothing else is more important than loving.
What are you working on right now?
Jack Canon’s Ghost Operative, the third instalment in the Jack Canon Presidential Agent Series.
Have you always wanted to be a writer?
I always wanted to write a book “someday.” When my mother became very ill, I started to ease the stress. She loved the written word, especially her poetry. Both parents were readers, and passed the love of books to me.
At what age did you discover your love of writing?
About ten years ago I wrote a few short stories that friends told me they liked. That experience gave me the encouragement, but I found I loved writing Jack Canon’s American Destiny. It was a cathartic story for me and very fun to experience.
What was the first story that you wrote?
A ten page look at the paper route I had with my brother after school. I was ten, Joe, my younger brother was eight. We thought the first house third floor walk up was haunted and that a witch lived at the end of the single bulb lit hall. We’d argue over who was going to deliver that first paper, usually we’d go together and fly down the stairs to the safety and light of the street.
When were you first published? How were you discovered?
My first book, Jack Canon’s American Destiny was released in March of 2013.
What is the most difficult part of the whole writing process?
The editing is much less fun than the writing. I love to write the story and dream up new characters and events, sifting through the material for misplaced words and comma’s is not fun.
What do you like to read?
I love to read anything with a spiritual bent.
Which writer influences you the most?
For fiction, I liked Patterson’s easy style.
Is there anything else you’d like to tell us about yourself?
I have a beautiful Boston Terrier named Sophie, she is a real joy.
About the Author
I’m originally from the Portland, Maine area and lived and worked there for years before moving to Southwest Florida.
My first book, Jack Canon’s American Destiny: He’s All In, is a Presidential Thriller, or some might say White House Mystery Thriller, packed with action and adventure.
I just completed the sequel to Jack Canon’s American Destiny – which is titled Jack Canon’s Women of the House: Love, Lust and Loyalty (A story of Kindness, Passion and Courage that can’t be separated. It’s has all of the same components of the first but leans toward a Presidential Romance, or White House Romance Thriller.
The sequel is just as action packed, but with a bit more spice than the first, some would say it’s very sensual. Anyway both are available on Amazon now.
My stories are full of adventures, thrills, and romance, are fast paced and even have some hilarious moments.
The Jack Canon series will eventually be about 7 books, book three is tentatively titled, Jack Canon’s Ghost Operative, it’s a Presidential Agent Thriller and deals heavily in the shady dealings of the CIA, Global Terrorism, and the do-what-ever it takes spy mentality. Anyway the attitude of President Jack Canon is to make things right, No matter what!
My hope is to have people read the stories and let me know their thoughts. My dream is to write full time and return to beautiful Maine in the Summertime while spending winters in Florida. I probably share that goal with a lot of people.
My Dad and Mom were artists, my father painted and my mother wrote poetry and loved to garden.
Most Saturdays we loaded up the 1970 Chevy Impala to trek to a one man show somewhere or other. I took a different track graduating with a business degree; owning and operating an Award Winning Franchise Fitness Center. Currently a professional manager I am living in Florida with my beautiful wife and children, and following my passion.
About the Book
Gabby, Angel of God is a Supernatural Romance Thriller that feels like falling in love!
The story starts out with a young widower, Bo, raising two small children and the three heartbeats that will change his life. Ride along as stunningly beautiful Gabby, takes this human man on the no-holds barred adventure of a lifetime!
If you’ve ever lost a loved one this story is for you!
A story of Peace, Love, Hope, Charity and the strength of Faith, you’ll love Gabby, Angel of God.
Gabby, is gorgeous, powerful, and able to take on forces that would make the most powerful armies turn and run for their lives. You’ll be addicted in no time!
Pure Fun…an Adrenaline Rush!
Just when a young man feels he has lost everything he meets an angel and finds out that his life is just beginning. Gabby is an angel of God who shows him that life is always full of surprises, adventures and a lot more meaning than we can easily fathom. She shows Bo how to help others, be open to love again and find the hidden strength that lies within all of us. It is a story with heart and hope that will take you on an adventure of faith with one amazing angel.
Gabby, Angel of God will take you on one heck of a ride!
Gabby, Angel of God is a Supernatural Romance Thriller, it involves an angel, Gabby, short for Gabriella – Basically, a man during a visit to Bar Harbor, Maine encounters a beautiful angel named Gabby; quite accidentally, he is told – she wasn’t supposed to make him aware of her existence. His purity of spirit, kindness and capacity for love has revealed her to him. Naturally he falls hopelessly in love with the beautiful creature, as humans can not resist angels. The book is titled Gabby, Angel of God, Guardian and Messenger (Keeper of the Peace, Love, Hope, Charity and Faith. She’s quite something and they go on a quick but exciting adventure helping people in trouble. Gabby fits nicely in the Supernatural, Romantic Thriller, Paranormal and Time Travel genres.
Think Angel Encounter, Angel Romance Thriller, or Angel Adventure.
Gabby, Angel of God would fit into any of the following categories:
- Angel Books
- Books About Angels
- Angel Romance
- Supernatural Thriller
- Romantic Thriller
- Book About Angels
- Angel Encounters
- Romance Novel
- Angels Everywhere
- Paranormal Romance
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