I am a full-time author, podcaster, owner of a podcast group (Project Entertainment Network), family man and someone who doesn't sleep all that much.
2: What is your biggest life lesson?
I have two... Patience is a big one, as it has taken me thirty years from the time of my first short story published back in 1988 to get to this point. Writing is a journey and the business moves so quickly you sometimes lose patience and want everything to happen yesterday. It is a very humbling career choice. The big breaks you think you're going to get tease you but never come, but then the smallest thing gets you what you need to sustain the career. Six years ago I lost my job and tried my hand at writing full-time while going on endless job interviews but got to the point where I could live (and live well) as a full-time author.
The second life lesson I learned the hard way, which was dating/marrying/living with a significant other who didn't share your dreams, didn't like you spending time away from them and writing, and hated what you wrote. I lost many key years of writing and promoting my work because of fighting and having to sneak writing stories. Luckily my wife now is awesome and totally supportive with not only me writing but in the business aspect of this career.
3: What is your biggest achievement?
Writing full-time. It's something I dreamed about since I was twelve. While all the other kids wanted to be police officers or football stars I wanted to be the next Dean Koontz. I'm still trying to get there. The fact I can earn a living doing what I truly love and feed my family is amazing and I am very blessed to be able to write and promote and travel so much to book signings and conventions.
4: How people can get in contact with you?
I am all over social media. Just search Armand Rosamilia. I am Author Armand Rosamilia on Facebook. On Twitter I'm @ArmandAuthor and @ArmandHelps. Check out my two podcasts, Arm Cast Podcast and The Mando Method Podcast (with co-host Chuck Buda) on http://projectentertainmentnetwork.com