Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Timothy B. Sagges - Best Seller - Author Interview

My thanks to Timothy B. Sagges for stopping by City Girl Who Loves to Read for an author interview during the blog tour for his book, Best Seller.

1. Why did you choose this setting?
New York City is the center of the publishing industry.

2. How is it a fundamental part of your overall theme?
When our story opens, our lead character finds himself on the outside of it, looking in.

3. How challenging was it to write about?
It was not challenging to write about this setting. I have lived and worked in New York.

4. How did you develop your setting as you wrote your book?
As the story progresses, we visit cities throughout America. While only minor sub-settings, I spent a lot of time Googling places I had never been.

5. How do you transport them there through your writing?
I don't understand the question, assuming you're still on the topic of 'setting.' If you're asking how I transported the reader, I simply tried to describe these settings from a 'boots on the ground' point of view.

6. How do you introduce them to an area they may not be familiar with?
Subtly. I try to let the reader figure some things out on their own.

7. How do you go about making the setting come alive for the reader?
I simply tried to describe these settings from a 'boots on the ground' point of view, as if the reader was standing next to me with a camera. And I try not to be too flowery in my detail. Life can be a sepia toned wall of bricks, and it sometimes needs to be described in terse, unattractive terms.

About the Book
Best Seller

Book Details:
Price: $14.99
Format: paperback
Publisher: self-published
Published: February 2011
Pages: 326
ISBN: 9781456478193
Genre: Suspense, Thriller
Buy Links: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Author Web Site

Thirty-five year old fiction writer, Richard Rossi would do just about anything to get his manuscript published. However, months of rejection and unanswered prayers have strained his capacity to hope. Alone in New York City, he teeters on the brink of alcoholism, as his hope erodes into desperation.

His prayers are finally answered when a simple misdirected piece of mail spawns a chance encounter with an extraordinary man, Seth Volos, Publisher. And while their unholy alliance thrusts Richard to the top of every Best Seller list in America, the horrifying outcome for the book's legions of fans is anything but a happy ending.

About the Author
Timothy B. Sagges

Fifty-year-old actor, director and playwright, Tim Sagges has been tormented by a series of recurring night terrors since 1967, long before there was a name for such a curse. It is only recently that he has found the courage to formulate some of these visions into works of literature. In an effort to purge himself of the unrelenting horror of his dreams, he has created Best Seller, the first in a series of nightmares exorcised from his mind and onto the page.

He is currently the owner of Eye Candy Vision in Philadelphia.

Connect with Timothy:
Web Site

About the Tour

Tribute Books Blog Tours

Best Seller Blog Tour Site

Tour Participants:

March 1 (interview)
Just a Girl - Heidi Ruby Miller

March 2 (interview)
I Am A Reader, Not A Writer

March 3 (guest post)
Literary R&R

March 5 (interview or guest post)
The Character Connection

March 5 (interview)
You Gotta Read

March 6 (interview or guest post)
The Plot Thickens

March 7 (interview or guest post)
City Girl Who Loves to Read

March 8 (interview)
Fighter Writer

March 8 (review)
Kritters Ramblings

March 9 (review)
Must Read Faster

March 11 (review)

March 13 (review)
My Reading Room

March 15 (guest post)
Bibliophilic Book Blog

March 15 (review)
The Book Review

March 19 (review)
The Book Addict

March 20 (interview)
The Book Addict

March 22 (interview)
The Book Connection

March 23 (guest post)

March 26 (review)
The Book Connection

March 27 (review)
My Tower of Books

March 28 (review)
Telly Says

March 30 (review)
From the TBR Pile


  1. Victoria, thanks for hosting Tim today.

  2. Great interview! It is always a good idea to write about places you know- and obviously that worked for Tim. After reading about this book it sounds very interesting. I added it to my TBR list. Thanks for sharing!