I’m honored to host talented author John Fioravanti’s 4th stop in his surprising and creative blog tour, which is presented by 4willspublishing.
You have certainly met this active Rave Reviews Book Club member online through his tweets, posts, and comments, as he not only carries out his duties as RRBC Membership/Incentives Director but mainly as he supports, promotes and propels other authors.
John ‘Fio’ Fioravanti put together an innovative blog tour for our enjoyment. I’ve read the previous three posts and believe me when I say you don’t want to miss any stops!! You’ll find the line-up here, in case you haven’t read them.
THE GENESIS SAGA TOUR
I’m grateful to my host of this fourth post of THE GENESIS SAGA TOUR, and to Nonnie Jules of 4WillsPublishing who arranged it all! The full lineup for this tour can be found @ http://wp.me/P43s9i-2g
My purpose, is to give readers a greater familiarity with planet Genesis – within the Equations universe created by author and friend, Kenneth Tam.
To this end, we continue a series of interviews of some key players in Book One of The Genesis Saga: PASSION & STRUGGLE. Nonnie Jules of the famed interviews, ‘Who’s On The Shelf With Nonnie Jules?’ has agreed to lend her formidable skills to this process. She gave me the nickname “Fio” a while back – so keep that in mind in case she opts to use it! Nonnie and I are standing on the doorstep of Professor Marco Rossini’s home on the University of Genesis City (UGC) campus.
NJ: Thanks for getting us out of Newton’s building, Fio! (Gives him a stern look) I still don’t like this ‘popping in and out’ of places, but I needed to get away from him! Darnit! That man’s ego is insufferable… I’d like to get him on my bookshelf…
JF: Forget him Nonnie… we’re on Marco Rossini’s doorstep. It’s hot out here; so let’s key his door chime.
NJ: Key his what?
JF: (Smiling indulgently) Touch that golden square beside the door – it activates an audible signal and the video feed so he knows who is visiting.
NJ: Right. It is hot and muggy out here. I thought Louisiana was bad! How do they stand it? (Tries to look through the small window in the door) I think somebody’s coming!
(A smiling Marco Rossini opens the door and invites Nonnie and John inside where it is much cooler. John performs the introductions, whereupon Marco guides them to be seated in the formal living room.)
MR: I’m pleased you had time to visit me today, Doctor John! (Addresses Nonnie) Perhaps you can clear up the mystery surrounding our mutual friend, Ms. Jules.
NJ: Mystery? How is that? I’m new here, Professor Rossini. (Gives John another meaningful look.)
MR: (Sits back in his armchair and thoughtfully studies his guests for a few seconds. He then addresses both of them)
Would either of you mind if we dropped the titles, Nonnie, John? I’d prefer if you called me Marco. Is this agreeable? (Both Nonnie and John nod their agreement.) Very good. Nonnie, John has been visiting us here for several months now. He says he’s not from around here – but he won’t tell us where he calls home.
NJ: (Nonnie smiles slightly and winks at John) The WHERE is Waterloo, but the WHEN will remain a mystery. Fio… I mean John can share that when he’s ready. (John looks decidedly relieved.) May I ask you some questions, Marco?
MR: (Smiles at Nonnie) You remind me of Marie Brooklynn – no nonsense, get the job done…
NJ: Do you like this woman, Marie?
MR: I’ve spoken to her a couple of times – she interviewed me right here, in fact – for her newspaper, The Genesis Free Press. Hmmm I guess I like her well enough…
NJ: (Interrupting) Well enough to ask her out?
MR: (Chuckles and blushes) You don’t mince words do you?
NJ: Marco, I say what I mean and mean what I say! But I see you’re a bit uncomfortable talking about Marie, so let me ask about the election. (Marco brightens.) We talked to Joshua Newton earlier today, and he says you’re no threat to him. How do you see things shaping up?
MR: Nonnie, Liz and I had this very conversation earlier today. She told me that we are a very formidable team and the opposition won’t know what hit them!
NJ: That sounds like Liz! Do you believe that?
MR: Honestly? Just between us? (Nonnie nods and looks to John who is also nodding his head in agreement) Not at first. I’m a little out of my element as a politician…
NJ: (Interrupting) Fio tells me there’s no one else on the planet that can rival your political savvy! Didn’t you create the constitution for this democratic government? How can you be out of your element?
MR: Well, Nonnie – I meant that I’ve never taken my knowledge and understanding of politics outside the classroom…
NJ: (Interrupting once more) Marco, love… you have way more on the ball than that Newton fellow… and you were chosen by two of the most powerful leaders on Genesis. They believe in you! Hear me, Marco Rossini, you put your doubts in your back pocket and sit on them!
MR: (Smiles tightly at John) Nonnie is just like Liz! And I don’t argue with her…
NJ: Smart move! Liz Hastings is a great leader – that means she can read people. She clearly believes you can handle this leadership role – and you need to believe it too!
MR: I’ll work on that. Is there anything else you want to know?
NJ: Yes. (She leans forward, locking eyes with Marco) Honestly now, do you think democracy has a chance on Genesis?
MR: Complicated question. Before we can move forward, we need to understand where we came from.
NJ: (Looking perplexed) What do you mean Marco?
MR: Do you have some time, or do you have to go soon? (Nonnie looks to John)
JF: Marco, we have time.
MR: (Brightens and becomes more animated) Excellent! Let’s go back in time – about 700 years worth, when humankind arrived at Genesis aboard…
Join us tomorrow when Marco shares a good story with Nonnie…
John Fioravanti is a retired secondary school educator who completed his thirty-five year career in the classroom in June, 2008.
Throughout his career, John focused on developing research, analysis, and essay writing skills in his History Classroom. This led to the publication of his first non-fiction work for student use, Getting It Right in History Class. A Personal Journey to the Heart of Teaching is his second non-fiction work; it attempts to crystallize the struggles, accomplishments, and setbacks experienced in more than three decades of effort to achieve excellence in his chosen field.
John’s first work of fiction is Passion & Struggle and is set within Kenneth Tam’s Equations universe (Iceberg Publishing). He claims that, after two non-fiction books, he’s having the time of his life bringing new stories and characters to life!
At present, John lives in Waterloo, Ontario with Anne, his bride of forty-one years. They have three children and three grandchildren. In December of 2013, John and Anne founded Fiora Books for the express purpose of publishing John’s books.
The Genesis Saga Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUqwuCcAEyU
Book Purchase Links:
Amazon USA: http://www.amazon.com/ebook/dp/B00O7X5SXK/
Amazon Canada: http://www.amazon.ca/ebook/dp/B00O7X5SXK/
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/ebook/dp/B00O7X5SXK/
Amazon Australia: http://www.amazon.com.au/ebook/dp/B00O7X5SXK/
Chapters/Indigo Canada: http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/9780993655821
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/1120573892?ean=9780993655821
Blog Tour Links:
Goodreads Event Page – https://www.goodreads.com/event/show/953117-the-genesis-saga-tour
Rafflecopter Giveaway Page – http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/4af5be7f10/?
“This tour is sponsored by 4WillsPublishing.wordpress.com.”
SEE? I told you this blog tour was something out of this world! Let’s show John our appreciation and support sharing his posts on the blog tour, downloading his book, reading and reviewing it.
After all, that is what RRBC is all about.
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