My entire family is incredibly supportive of my work. They are always spreading the word about the books. They distribute promotional materials, send out emails, etc. I refer to my siblings as "regional marketing directors."
What memories do you have of Manlius?
I started delivering the Eagle Bulletin when I was 12 years old and I had the route for four years. It was my first experience with the written word. For a time, I envisioned a career in journalism (my degree is in journalism, actually).
I also worked on and off through high school and college summers for Temple Dairy Store, which is no longer there unfortunately. I spent many hours working and talking at a place on Smith Street called Marijane's Book Exchange, which also has been gone for a while now. The woman who ran the place, Marijane Mecking, was really the person who first encouraged me to write. I used to get piles of books from her place: mysteries, thrillers and horrors. I loved it all. I ate it all up.
Where can readers find your books?
Best place to buy the books is at the online retailers like amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com. If a store doesn't have it in stock, they can definitely order it. People are also encouraged to visit my website josephpittman.net.