Interview with Stephen Scialli

The following interview with Stephen is a combination of author bio and a blurb about his new book, “Words of Want”, which will be released soon. He is a fascinating individual with a unique flair for words.

About the author/author bio

October 2012

 When compiling this bio, it was decided to do it as an interview. Therefore, it is my great pleasure to introduce Stephen Scialli.

 Interviewer Rita Green: I am really honored to be interviewing you, Stephen. I am a great fan of your work. Tell me, where do you hail from originally?

 Stephen: I was born in Tokyo, but I grew up in what I call a non-English speaking area known as New Jersey. *smiles*

 Rita: Care to expound on the Non-English speaking area comment?

 Stephen: A place called Lanoka Harbor, Lacey Township. Yes, they speak “Americanese”. *more smiles*

 Rita: (laughing) Now, that is an interesting way to describe where you lived. You make your home in another state now, right?

 Stephen: Yes, I live in the Great State of Texas, a place called Seminole. Of course, like in Lanoka Harbor, there are no real Seminole natives anymore. Lanoka means “Lucky Indian” in Lenape. Not a single Lenape within 200 miles of my old hometown!

 Rita: Concerning your poetry, what inspires you?

 Stephen: Women. All of them. (Sly smile) Life throws a muse at me all the time, if you read the signs. Could be anything, but ultimately, “beauty shared is beauty enjoyed.”

 Rita: That answer is inspiring in itself. Do you have a set form or routine you follow when you write? Or, do the words just flow?

 Stephen: They flow from my fingertips, sometimes with a life of their own.

 Rita: For those of us with curious minds, would you tell us a few of your favorite things to do when you are not writing?

 Stephen: Women. (Mischievous smile)  Ok…I like to ride my Harley, travel to places, eat good foods. Read when I have time, cooking is a passion too. Love to ski… Anything to do with water…boating, fishing, skiing and jet ski. I’m a surfer too.

 Rita: Wow! You have such a variety of things you enjoy. Sounds like a full life! If you could say one thing to aspiring writers to encourage them, what would that be?

 Stephen: Write what you feel, not what others say you should write! Whether it be horror, fiction, sci-fi, bios…go with your heart. Poems have no right or wrong in my way of thinking.

 Rita: That is great advice. Now, Stephen, could you give us a few words about your new book of poetry called “Words of Want”?

 Stephen: It’s a bit of passion self help for those who need some guidance.

 Rita: Very well put! I’m sure there are other works of yours to be seen in the future?

 Stephen: Yes, I have so much to write and have written so much. The future is full of new passions to enjoy. Those are past and never again, to today and future we begin.

 Rita: Thank you, Stephen, for your candid answers and your charming wit.

 Stephen: My pleasure to be interviewed by a lovely lady such as yourself.

 Rita: Thank you again, Stephen, that was very sweet of you. I look forward to perhaps interviewing you again sometime.

 Stephen: As do I.

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