3Q’s – Robert P. Ottone executes with excellence!


We’re back with another 3Q’s! Today’s guest is a writer who writes in a wide scope of genres!

Let’s welcome the awesome, Robert P. Ottone!

Welcome, Robert!


Steve: What does your writing time look like? Do you try and write at the same time each day? Do you have a word count you attempt to hit?

Robert: I prefer to write first thing in the morning, but because I’m a teacher, all that time is wasted in the classroom. That said, if I can get some writing in at night or in the afternoon on weekends, I’m a happy camper. I never have a word count I try to hit, I just kinda’ “know” when I’m spent for the day. Some days that’s at five thousand words. Other days, it’s two thousand. I wrote something like twelve thousand in one day not super long ago, so that was deliciously satisfying.

Steve: Out of all your releases, do you have a character you could write about forever?

Robert: I could write stories set in the town I write about forever, Resting Hollow. I guess in terms of characters, I’m sorta’ playing with a survivalist-type character in my latest WIP that I feel I could write stories about a lot moving forward. He’s got one of my closest friends’ last names, too, so, that’s another component, I guess, the character reminds me of him a bit.

Steve: Tell me about your newest release (novel/story/poem/novella) and why someone should read it!

Robert: My novel The Triangle is a young adult cosmic horror story set against the threat of sea-level rise. I’m hoping people enjoy it. You certainly did, which I’m exceedingly thankful for! I think people should check it out if they’re interested in seeing cosmic horror written for a younger audience, or if they’re interested in cosmic horror themselves and want to see it interpreted in perhaps a more accessible way.

Steve: Bonus Question! Did you have a favorite wrestler as a kid?
Robert: My favorite wrestler of all-time will always be the Excellence of Execution himself, Bret “the Hitman” Hart. Nothing tops the Sharpshooter. My friends and I used to spring it on one-another all the time in college, it was really dumb and awesome.


(Side note – I just Google images for these answers, but look at this one! It is Bret Hart, hitting the Sharpshooter on Stone Cold Steve Austin and it appears Ken Shamrock is the referee! Whoa!)

Awesome! Thank you, Robert!

As always – check out the links!

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Robert-P-Ottone/e/B07Y5FGHQK

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RobertOttone

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