Totes and Notes Blog Tour: Corey Mariani

9:39 AM Elizabeth Seckman 14 Comments

Joann Buchanan is running a new blogger site, Totes and Notes. Featured on that site are new authors who are releasing new books and looking for a shout out...(yeah, I'm listed over there...shamelessly pushing my newly released book PAST DUE!)
But back to Joann's new site. She is the Publishing Marketing Manager of World Castle Publishing and she not only loves bloggers (and their publicity) but she respects us too and wants to give back to those who help her writers out. So, when you sign on, you sign up for prizes.

Enjoy Friday Freebies as well. There is a list of free reads you can download and enjoy.

Today, I'm hosting  COREY MARIANI. He's packed his tote and is visiting blogs this week.

Congrats Corey on the new release of PASSENGER THROUGH TIME. Which you can purchase from Amazon by clicking HERE! Or sign up to win  a free E-Book by clicking HERE!

And follow Corey on Facebook by clicking HERE!

An Interview with  Corey Mariani :
Please tell us about you novel Passenger Through Time.
It’s about a man trapped in an absurd, often surreal and disturbing future, where nothing is sacred or genuine, trying to find his way back to his home in the past.

What inspired you to write it?
The present.
The present? Hmm...I would you have a doomsday bunker in your back yard, but if you do you  probably want to keep it hidden. 

Who is your favorite character and why?
Melissa, the main character’s sister. She’s only in the book for a few pages, but she likes bowling and getting drunk, two things I can relate to.

What made you decide to write a book?
Writing stories is something I’ve done since I was eight or nine. I’ve been doing it so long it has become a habit. I thought if I wrote a book I might be able to make a living doing it, however implausible that sounds. Knuckle bump dude...I'm crazy like that too!

Who are the writers that inspire you the most?
John Steinbeck, W. Somerset Maugham, Louis-Ferdinand Celine, Charles Bukowski, Isaac Asimov, Alfred Bester. 

Where do you get your inspiration?
Caffeine inspires me, so does the shower, or sitting on the toilet. long as you remember to wash your hands, it's all good!

Time for some fun!

What’s your fave color?
Blue or yellow

If you were an animal what would you be and why?
I would be a Border Collie that is allowed to breed, is responsible for its own herd of sheep or cows, and has a kind owner who maybe feeds it dried pig ears. Why? Because I’d be doing the job I was born to do. I’d have purpose, love, sex, respect, appreciation; and I’d have it all without existential angst or the knowledge of my own mortality.
Yeah, but you'd get fur balls....and you'd have to eat dried pig ears...but hey, it's your call :)

What is your fave food?
Mexican food

What is the one writing tip you want to pass on to others?
Don’t try to figure out how much writing pays per hour.
Excellent answer!!!

And take a look at a couple of books you will want to check out:
Coming Soon!!!
Available July 9th


  1. Ooh sounds awesome! I'm a big fan of time travel stories. :)

    1. It is a very intriguing concept! I'd love to time travel, but only as far back as they had deodorant! Pre-deodorant times, I'll just read about those days!

  2. I like the idea of going into the future. Very nice. Thanks for introducing Corey's book!

    And aren't all those book covers beautiful? :)

    1. Going into the future would be more have no idea what you'll find in the future!

      I agree, the covers are beautiful!

  3. Thanks for sharing Corey's book with us! And the upcoming covers... I'm intrigued already :) I'd heard about Kyra's but not Chantel's. Thanks again!

  4. Passenger Through Time is quite an intriguing story. Time travel and identity crisis abound. Game on indeed Kyra!! Chantele and Kyra have really good covers.

    1. True; time travel with an identity crisis thrown in is definitely the basis of a good mystery!

  5. Oooh! Corey's book sounds great! Glad you had him over! And I'm so excited for Chan and Kyra's books as well! So much awesomeness going on! I love it! Now I have to hop over to that website! Sounds great!

    1. It does sound good! And Corey seems to be one of those really smart, logical types who could put that sort of story together quite well!

  6. Lol. A great interview! The book sounds great!

  7. Enjoyed reading this - great interview! I love stories about time travel. Guess I'll have to check it out.


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