Monday, August 24, 2015

PUYB Virtual Book Club Chats with Joe Canzano, author of 'Magno Girl'

Joe Canzano is a writer and musician. He lives in New Jersey, U.S.A. His short stories have appeared in a half-dozen printed literary journals, as well as in the Akashic Books online series, “Mondays are Murder.” He recently formed his own publishing company, Happy Joe Control, and published his debut novel, Magno Girl.

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About the Book:

 When a Manhattan pizza maker is found dead in his own dough, Magno Girl enlists the aid of her biker ninja boyfriend to help solve the crime – and quickly discovers there’s more to the pie than meets the eye, including a sinister plot that spans the globe. 

Magno Girl leaps into action. After all, she can fly, she can fight, and she can use her fearsome superpower, the “Gaze of the Guilt,” to bring a hardened criminal to his knees. But the road ahead is hard. The city’s other superheroes despise her, and the cops don’t want her around, and her own mom won’t stop spitting out advice about marrying a “respectable guy” and trading in her crime-fighting career for a baby carriage—but is she attracted to “respectable guys”? And is she interested in emotional commitment? And will finding real love be her biggest challenge of all? 

Welcome to the world of Magno Girl, an absurd place filled with humor, action, and romance.

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Welcome to our virtual book club and congratulations on your new book, Magno Girl, Joe!  Can we begin by having you tell us why you love comic urban fantasy?
Joe: It’s more interesting than anything that happens in the real world.
Everyone is dying to know who exactly is Magno Girl?
Joe: Magno Girl is a superhero and martial arts enthusiast living in New York City. Her real name is Magnolia. She can fly, and she can strike terror into the hearts of criminals with her “Gaze of the Guilt.” 
Why do the city’s other superheroes despise her?
Joe: They’re a competitive bunch of guys. Magno Girl is sassy, smart, and photogenic. They’re worried she might snatch a share of the limelight they all crave and then muscle in on their endorsement deals.
Why do the cops not want her around?
Joe: She’s a woman, and most of them are not. They don’t like a girl beating them to the punch. 
How does Al the Pizza Man come into the picture?
Joe: Al is the brother of Magno Girl’s boyfriend. He’s a stupid sleaze ball who might just be helping the bad guys.
They say that all books of fiction have at least one pivotal point where the reader just can’t put the book down.  What’s one of the pivotal points in Magno Girl?
Joe: I’m not sure. Hopefully, it’s somewhere on the first page.
What’s next for you, Joe?
Joe: I’m going to publish another novel before the end of the year. It will be an absurd romantic comedy about love and sex and the supernatural.
I’m also going to publish a short story in ebook format very soon (August).  It will be free on most ebook websites.  It’s about a UFC fighter, a championship fight, and the ghost of a girl he once knew.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for having me here. People can get Magno Girl right now for just 99 cents at these locations: