Indie Author Spotlight – Paul A. Trinetti

Paul Trinetti is the author of the book “Manufractured” that I recently reviewed. The review. I recently had the pleasure of interviewing him about his book. He is a very intelligent and friendly man who I really hope to see go far with his writing. He divulged that he is really hoping to see this book made into a film! I personally think that would be amazing! I also got some sneak peaks into the next book and NO…I’m not going to tell you! I will tell you this, order it ASAP. It’s going to be amazing. The first book was amazing. Be sure to check it out! 

Enough of my rambling. Check out the interview!

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About Paul:

A lifelong resident of Toronto, Paul Trinetti is proud to have worked for his family’s business for nearly twenty-five years. His passion for writing came out of a love of music. As a young child, he became fascinated by the clever storytelling of The Beatles and later with the writing of other artists like Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Yes, Rush, Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel, and Lou Reed. In his spare time, Paul has recorded close to seventy original songs. Paul is also an avid sports fan.

The Interview

Q:  In your book “Manufractured”  there is talk about a war within, would you say that it still affects the confidence the citizen’s place in their government?

A: Yes, hence the title, which could also be looked at as MAN YOU FRACTURED. The War Within served as the final nail in the political divide, and created a very fragile and confused America. My plan was to not focus on the specific details of the War Within and leave it to the imagination of the reader. However, it is touched on more in Book 2.

Q:  President Westgale faces some pretty extreme obstacles while at the same time trying to continue to transform the country into a more peaceful minded populace. Would you say this is admirable or just a political move?

A: I think Westgale’s intentions for the most part are sincere and admirable, but as made evident by his decision to not fully back Nicole in the Anya Ahar hearing, politics and the preservation of the Peace-Bringers are put ahead of his true beliefs.

Q: The town of Vexton is very unique. Was there a particular place that gave you inspiration in creating it as you did in your book?

A: No, there wasn’t a particular place that influenced me. When I created Vexton I actually viewed it more as the conscience of the story, as compared to the actual land. I wanted it to serve in opposition to fast pace and high stakes of politics and big business,and then weave its characters into the heart of the story.

Q: The illness LRS that sweeps the country in your book takes the whole country by storm. Was there a event in real life that inspired you to write it’s symptoms and it’s cause the way you did?

A: No, LRS was not influenced by any real life event. I think YOUR thoughts (in your review) on the illness sum it up really well. I hoped it would create an intensity in the story that would take the reader on an emotional roller coaster. And yes, as you mentioned, it was key to the plot twist.

Q: Anya Ahar is an interesting character. She is a known member of AXE and even helped to write their doctrine. Why would she be interested in helping develop a cure for LRS?

A: Anya’s anger stems from her distrust in her elders and the world THEY’VE created (the War Within as the main example). She and her cohorts in AXE believe the youth of America should rise to power.  Since LRS affected  only the country’s youth, she became sympathetic and dedicated to the cause. You’ll learn more about Anya as the story continues.

Q: I couldn’t help but notice that the division between the more war minded citizens and the more liberal citizens are very like today’s American sentiments.  What are your thoughts on the two different platforms?

A:  I’m glad you noticed that. With this story I simply wanted to push it to more of an extreme. Personally, I view all political platforms as having both pros and cons. I think being an INDIVIDUAL and not part of the sheep mentality is what matters most.

Q:  Do you have any odd writing quirks?

A: I like to write really late at night.  I’m also highly influenced by nature. Many of the thoughts behind the story came during walks through parks and forest areas.

Q: What would be the best advice you could give to a new writer?

A: My belief is that any form of art has to come from the heart in order for it to touch others in a profound manner. As far as writing is concerned, my advice would be to use your imagination and never be afraid to create your own little world. Imagination is a powerful gift. From a technical standpoint, pay attention to, the amount of and placement of, info dumps and action scenes in order to establish quality pacing. Also, constantly revising and editing your work might seem frustrating, but it will pay off in the end. Everybody has a different style of writing, so I think it’s important for each individual to find what works best for them.

Book Info:

This is a story of a future America.


Moving between the government bureaucracy of Washington and a farming town called Vexton, MANUFRACTURED tells the story of a politically divided country in search of the true meaning of life, twenty-five years after a civil war.


When a mysterious illness infects the country’s youth, nationwide panic erupts, adding pressure to an already unstable government as it fights to find the cause and cure. Amidst environmental turmoil, a series of high-profile murders suggests a conspiracy that could put America’s entire future in jeopardy.

This book is available for purchase at Amazon. Click the link – Manufractured

I HIGHLY recommend this book.

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