Vincent Panettiere

Vincent Panettiere

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

Vincent Panettiere was not born in a trunk at the Princess Theatre in Pocatello, Idaho, but in Brooklyn, New York.

He graduated from St. John’s University and went to graduate school at Boston University’s School of Public Communication. After college, he became a sports writer for the wire service United Press International (UPI) and later wrote for the Boston Herald, a major daily newspapers in that city before Rupert Murdochized it.

After holding executive positions at Westinghouse Broadcasting, CBS and Xerox he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a screen writer. One script was optioned by Twentieth Century Fox, but not produced. Three other projects were optioned by now defunct production companies and also not produced.

He became a licensed and bonded literary agent representing writers and directors in television and films. He made deals for writers and directors on TV series (Xena, The Untouchables, Babylon 5, etc.); two independent features were produced; numerous indie/MOW film scripts were sold as well. He also had a client’s book published and another’s play produced.

During the same time, Panettiere was certified by the Major League Baseball Player’s Association (MLBPA) to serve as an agent for major league and professional baseball players. Clients he represented played in the major leagues for the Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Royals.

Objecting to the standard means of financing independent films, Panettiere sought non-traditional funding for his writer/director clients. His journey through the murky world of cyberspace was chronicled in the book The Internet Financing Illusion published in 2007. There is more information about that and other books on the website

Following his non-fiction look at the dark-side of the internet, Panettiere wrote
the novels: A Woman to Blame, These Thy Gifts, The Scopas Factor, The Music of Women and
Shared Sorrows. All can be purchased where fine books are sold.

He is currently writing his sixth novel.

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

Nasty Business is the tentative title of my sixth novel.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?


What authors, or books have influenced you?

I try not to be influenced by any books and hope I can create my own style.

What are you working on now?

Nasty Business is the tentative title of my sixth novel.

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

Have not found a best way to promote my books.

Which Websites you like most to promote your book ?

See previous answer

Do you have any advice for new authors?

I try not to give advice and hope new authors keep writing.

What is the best advice you have ever heard?

Dont know. Cant remember.

What are you reading now?

Norwegian Wood and The Making of America’s Fury

What’s next for you as a writer?

Am ten chapters into Nasty Business and hope to complete it this year.

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?

I strive mightily NOT to be stranded on a desert island so I dont have to pick 3 or 4 books..

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