The Writer's Life

Vincent Zandri
Where you get exclusive content about my full-time writer's life (including my travels) plus the plain truth about publishing in the indie and hybrid era.
Created 12 Aug 2020
  • American Crimes: Book IV, Chapter 38
    29 Nov 2021about 14 hours ago • 4 min read
    38 Throw open my door. “Now, Joanne!” I bark. She throws open her door. Our guns in hand, she goes around the to passenger side of the Suburban and I take the driver’s side. In a word, we light the ve...
  • Rainy Day Musings from Europe
    28 Nov 20211 day ago • < 1 min read
    More unplanned musings as I walk the rain-soaked cobbled streets of Florence, Italy, for the final time in 2021. Or, for a few months anyway. Grab the quick video here!!! ____________________________ ...
  • American Crimes: Book IV, Chapter 37
    28 Nov 20211 day ago • 6 min read
    37 Heart jumps into my throat. “Joanne,” I say. “Look.” She peers out the passenger side window. “Jesus, Mary, and Joseph,” she says. “It’s them.” I drive past the gas station, but then pull into the ...
  • American Crimes: Chapter 36
    27 Nov 2021 • 2 min read
    36 We’re not three hundred feet away from the motel when I spot the rooftop flashers on not one, but two state trooper cruisers in the rearview. Or what I’m guessing are state troopers since we’re all...
  • Crushing November!
    26 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    Well, I crushed November (thus far) while working in Italy, putting in a total of around 45,000 words, not including blogs/vlogs. Truth is, I would have written more if I didn't have to go over a nove...
  • American Crimes: Book IV, Chapter 35
    26 Nov 2021 • 5 min read
    35 My gut reaction is to lunge over Sean, grab hold of Joanne, drag her into the bathroom. But I end up tackling her, protecting her with my body. The hail of gunfire is ravaging the entire room. The ...
  • American Crimes: Book IV, Chapter 34
    25 Nov 2021 • 10 min read
    34 The Spectrum News switches over to a commercial. “There’s got to be something on Brad Junior by now,” I say. “Why don’t we just call the hospital for God’s sakes.” “I don’t want to take that chance...
  • Thanksgiving in Italy!
    24 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    So that's why you started spending extended writing retreats in Italy, Mr. Zandri.... ______________________________ Thanks for reading and watcxhing. For a FREE novel, go to WWW.VINZANDRI.COM You can...
  • American Crimes: Book III, Chapter 33
    24 Nov 2021 • 11 min read
    33 The darkness seems even darker and impenetrable by the time I enter the sleepy town of Catskill. When I spot a hardware store that’s still open, I pull in the lot, and park just outside the front d...
  • American Crimes: Book IV, Chapter 32
    23 Nov 2021 • 9 min read
    BOOK IV 32 Seconds Later Joanne and Sean come running to the door. She screams and sprints down the steps and across the lawn, collapsing onto her son. From down on my knees, I shout, “Sean, call nine...
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