Tell us about yourself.
Biography Vincent Panettiere was not born in a trunk at the Princess Theatre in Pocatello, Idaho, but in Brooklyn, NY. He graduated from St. John’s University and went to graduate school at Boston University. After college he became a sports writer for the wire service United Press International (UPI) and later wrote for the Boston Herald, a major daily newspaper in that city before Rupert Murdochized it. After holding executive positions at Westinghouse Broadcasting, CBS and Xerox he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a screen writer. One script was optioned by Twentieth Century Fox but not produced. Three other projects were optioned by now defunct production companies and also not produced. He became a licensed and bonded literary agent representing writers and directors in television and films. He made deals for writers and directors on TV series (Xena, The Untouchables, Babylon 5 etc.); two independent features were produced; numerous indie/MOW film scripts were sold as well. He also had a client’s book published and another client’s play produced. During the same time, Panettiere was certified by the Major League Baseball Players Association to serve as an agent for major league and professional baseball players. Clients he represented played in the major leagues for the Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Royals. Objecting to the standard means of financing independent films, Panettiere sought non-traditional funding for his writer/director clients. His journey through the murky world of cyberspace was chronicled in his book The Internet Financing Illusion published in 2007. There is more information about the book on his website http://www.vincentpanettiere.com. Panettiere has published four novels in both paperback and ebook format. They are: A Woman to Blame, These Thy Gifts, The Scopas Factor and the Music of Women. Panettiere has completed his latest novel Shared Sorrows published in 2021. He continues to live in Los Angeles, but has had dinner in Pocatello, Idaho.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens New York. Can’t recall anything specific influencing my writing. Though, Shared Sorrows is set in New York City and New Jersey.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
No is the short answer. The long answer is vulgar. I'll go with No unusual writing habits
What is the best advice you have ever been given?
None that means anything.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
If you are a writer - write; dont talk about writing; just do it.
What has inspired you and your writing style?
My father inspired and encouraged me to write when I was in high school. I dont know if I have a writing style as for me it all flows from instinct.
What are you working on now?
I have five chapters of a new novel written but can't get into the 6th chapter. dont know when I'll finish.
What is your favorite method for promoting your work?
What's next for you as a writer?
The "next" is always another chapter and another book
How well do you work under pressure?
I work at my own pace. Am determined to finish. In away that is the pressure I create. As I've published several books, I guess I work well under pressure.