The Rhode Island Authors Showcase is back! Each day in November, I’ll be featuring a different RI author. Each post features a giveaway – a book, an anthology, or something else! All you have to do to be eligible for the daily drawing is leave a comment on the blog post. I’ll use a random number generator to pick a winner one week after the blog post (to give you time to catch up).
By commenting on each post, you’re also entered to win our bigger prizes: GRAND PRIZE is a $250 Amazon gift card, BONUS PRIZE is a $100 Amazon gift card, and the CHEER UP YOU WON SOMETHING PRIZE is a $50 Amazon gift card. The big prizes will be chosen, again using a random number generator, on December 7.
Happy to have my perennial guest and friend Paul Caranci featured today. Here are some questions for him:
Paul, what name do you use as an author? Paul Caranci
Where is your hometown? North Providence, Rhode Island
What genre(s) do you write? History, Religion, True Crime, Political Corruption, How-to books
What have you written?
North Providence (2012); The Hanging and Redemption of John Gordon (2013); The Essential Guide to Running for Office (2014); Award-Winning Real Estate Sales (2014); Monumental Providence (2015); Scoundrels (2016); Wired: A Shocking True Story of Political Corruption and the FBI Informant Who Risked Everything to Expose It (2017); The Promise of Fatima (2017); I Am the Immaculate Conception (2018); Heavenly Portrait (2019); Before the End of the Age (2020); Terror in Wichita (2021); Darkness at Dachau (2021); Ear Candy (2022)
Who are your favorite authors? David McCullough, Nathaniel Philbrick
What were some of your favorite books growing up? The Day Christ Died, Best Evidence
What do you like best about writing? The extensive research and resulting education
What do you find most challenging about writing? The editing process. The research and writing are much eaaaaaasier for me than is the task of editing.
Where do you draw your inspiration? The world.
Visit Paul’s website for news and events: http://www.paulcaranci.com
The Association of Rhode Island Authors (ARIA): http://www.RIAuthors.org
Perhaps it was fate that brought them together. Five seasoned musicians, all of whom at some point in their individual careers had been close to realizing the dream of virtually every young musician – the ever elusive record deal.
The idea was to form a multi-generational band that would focus on vocally challenging songs from the 1960s to the present. In 2010, two talented young female singers (foxes) joined up with the experienced voices of The Mustangs (fossils). Together, they produced a beautiful harmonic blend that band founder, Tim Purcell, describes as “ear candy.”
Some 12 years later, that band – Foxes and Fossils – has taken the internet by storm. In a short time, they’ve risen from relative obscurity to a number one YouTube sensation. With over 80 million views on their channel (adding about 1.4 million new ones every month), and accolades from artists like Cat Stevens and Graham Nash, Foxes and Fossils have hundreds of thousands of fans in over 40 different countries.
Ear Candy: Foxes and Fossils, America’s #1 Cover Band by Paul F. Caranci and band member Sammie Purcell will take you on a musical journey with five fossils and three foxes. A journey starting from the humble beginnings of each member and culminating in the formation of Foxes and Fossils; a true American success story.
You can win a copy of Paul’s newest book – Ear Candy: The Inside Story of Foxes & Fossils. Just answer this question: What is your favorite band? (Not singer, band!)