Interview with an Author: Frank Zaccari

Author Frank Zaccari
Author Frank Zaccari

IHS: Welcome, Frank! Thank you for being with us today. We are excited to have you! Can you please tell our followers who you are, what city you're from?

Frank: Frank Zaccari and I divide my time between my homes Sacramento, CA and Scottsdale, AZ.

IHS: Okay, Great!  What is the title of the book you just completed with us?

Frank: We have completed three of my five books:

Five Years to Live

Inside the Spaghetti Bowl

When the Wife Cheats

IHS: Great titles and inspiring stories! What was your favorite part about listening to this book come to life?

Frank: All my books are based on real life emotional life altering events, so my favorite part was reliving the story as I listened. Very exciting. The narrators were excellent and captured the listener with their emotional inflections.

IHS: Your books' narrators are really great performers! Ok moving on, whether fiction or non-fiction, books are truly inspired work from authors.  What was your inspiration for this book?

Frank:  My books are all based on real life stories. Everyone has those AHA moments or events that change our lives for better or worse. These life altering events occur in every aspect of our professional, personal, and in the lives of our family. Try as we may, it is impossible to completely separate the events in our personal life from our professional life. Believe me, I tried and failed miserably. Life altering events present us with opportunities to seize the moment and make difference in our own life, the lives of our loved one, friends and business associates. My goal is to show the readers and listeners they are not alone. No matter how devastating their life altering event appears, it is a fork in the road where we can fall apart or pick up the pieces and start moving forward toward better times and better people. It is never too late to have the life you want and deserve.

IHS: That's great! Is your primary business writing?  If so, what do you do for fun?  If not, what do you do “in real life”?

Frank: Hopefully my audio books will sell a million copies each and I can become a full time writer, but until that happens, I am currently a business advisor/mentor, professional problem solver, author, speaker and host of a weekly internet radio show “Life Altering Events” on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment channel.

IHS: A man of many talents. Okay, next question. Many authors are not audiobook listeners by nature.  Are you?  Have you ever listened to an audiobook before your own?

Frank: This is a great question. I started listening to audio books in my car when I was making a 90 minute commute in each direction a few years ago. I have to admit, since I don’t make that killer commute each day, I haven’t listened to very many audio books until mine came out.

IHS: Audiobooks are really great driving companions, aren't they? Okay, when you were listening to your narrator auditions, what was it like to hear your book get voiced by different people?

Frank: I want to hear the passion and emotion in their voices. I write in a very conversational style so I want the narrator to capture the emotion of the conversation. I am very happy with narrators for each book. Each story has