Author Interview – Mark Oristano

Author Interviews 13 March 2010 | 0 Comments

I was a sportscaster in the NFL for many years and wanted to help people who found the game confusing understand it a little better.

How long did the book take you from start to finish?

About 7 months.

What aspect of writing the book did you find particularly challenging?

Being disciplined enough to get it done.

What surprised you the most about the book writing process?

That I could write a book.

Did you have any favorite experiences when writing your book?

Not really. It was just a process.

What do you hope your readers will gain from reading your book?

An insight into the chess-like aspects of football.

What projects are you currently working on?

A book about a cardiac surgeon.

Is writing your sole career?If not, what else do you do?

I’m a portrait photographer and a stage actor. At different times, of course.

Did you do any research for your books, or did you write from experience?

Both. How did you come up with your title?

The publisher did. What books have influenced you the most?

The history works of Steven Ambrose and David McCullough.

Who was your publisher and why did you choose them?

Synergy Books. Because the president of the company called to tell me that the carpet in their conference room was Dallas Cowboy colors.

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