Giacomo Giammatteo

Giacomo Giammatteo

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.

I live in Texas now, but I grew up in Cleland Heights, a mixed ethnic neighborhood in Wilmington, Delaware, that sat on the fringes of the Italian, Irish and Polish neighborhoods. The main characters of Murder Takes Time grew up in Cleland Heights, and many of the scenes in the book were taken from real-life experiences. Since this is a bio some of you might wonder what I do. I’ve had a successful 30 year career as a headhunter, recruiting top talent for some of the world’s best companies—Apple, Johnson & Johnson, Abbott Laboratories, and many high-profile start-up companies. During that time I’ve completed more than 500 searches, which translates into evaluating, editing, and writing thousands of resumes. I have also interviewed and done reference checks on more than 1,000 candidates. I’ve learned what companies want to see on a resume—and, perhaps more importantly—what they don’t. You’ll find a lot more information in the book and on my website. Getting back to the bio—when my kids were young I left the Northeast and settled in Texas, where my wife suggested we get a few animals. I should have known better; we now have a full-blown animal sanctuary with rescues from all over. At last count we had 45 animals—11 dogs, a horse, a three-legged cat and 5 others, and 26 pigs. Oh, and one crazy—and very large—wild boar, who takes walks with me every day and happens to also be my best buddy.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?

I Remember Philadelphia. It is a continuation of one of my series.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?

I usually write at night, until early morning.

What authors, or books have influenced you?

John Sandford

What are you working on now?


What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?


Which Websites you like most to promote your book

Facebook, Apple, Amazon

Do you have any advice for new authors?

edit, edit, edit.

What is the best advice you have ever heard?

Be true to your characters.

What are you reading now?

Screenplay writing.

What’s next for you as a writer?

More mysteries and more grammar books.

If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?

the Count of Monte Cristo, The Godfather, The Empire Trilogy.

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