Interview with Anthony Alegrete

26 Aug



Anthony Alegrete

A great pleasure to meet Anthony Alegrete, the author of Rabbit in the Jungle, today for an interview.

Anthony how would you describe your book to someone who has not yet read it?
It’s the story of my life. My ups and downs, trials and tribulations, good and bad, and how I survived prison, the streets, and turned my life around.
Is there a message in your book that you want your readers to grasp?
That people make mistakes. We all come from different backgrounds and grew up differently. And that if you make an attempt to seriously change then it should be accepted by people.


What inspired you to start writing?
I was getting to a point where I was becoming a public figure for the work I do in the community. I felt it was necessary to let the world know who I was.
How did you get the idea for the novel?  
I just started writing one day. It came to me.
Does your book have any underlying theme, message, or moral?
Yes, that we are not all criminals. Yes, we might of did crime to survive and make money. But not all of us are still like that. And through this story I show the evolution of a changing man.
Are your characters based on real people?
Oh yes, my characters are all real.
Who is your favorite character and why?  
Myself. because that is who the story is about.

Rabbit in the Jungle by Anthony AlegreteRabbit in the Jungle by Anthony Alegrete


Give us an excerpted quote from your favorite review of this book:
“This book gave me a lot of game” from Brent Buffone on Amazon. What he meant by this was it gave him knowledge. “Game” is a slang word of knowledge.

If Oprah invited you onto her show to talk about your book, what would the theme of the show be?
Overcoming adversity, interracial tensions, second chances, and changing your life around.
What would/could a reader or reviewer say about this book that shows they “get” you as an author?
That the book inspired them and made them open their minds to new thoughts.
Thinking way back to the beginning, what’s the most important thing you’ve learned as a writer from then to now?
To always edit and proof-read, then proof-read some more and then edit some more.
Considering a book from the first word you write to the moment you see it on a bookstore shelf, what’s your favorite part of the process?  What’s your least favorite?
Favorite part is creating the ideas, and plots, and stories. I got to reminisce. Least favorite part is dealing with the publishing process and getting your files converted properly.
What scene or bit of dialogue in the book are you most proud of, and why?
ALL OF IT! But anywhere I talk about my kids. I love them so much.
If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything about your book?
Only that I would add more stories.
If your book would be made into a movie, who should play the main character?
Edward Norton
How did you get published? Please share your own personal journey.  
CreateSpace. But I got published because of 111Publishing. Doris helped me out tremendously and made it so I didn’t get ripped off by the vanity publishers.
What general advice do you have for other writers?
Just be you! Dont try so hard. Just let the pen write!
What do you find is the best part of being an author?
The respect you get.
What is ONE thing that you have done that brought you more readers?
Goodreads page!
What’s one thing that your readers would be surprised to know about you?
Well this book is a memoir and describes it to the fullest, so there isn’t much
I left out of the story…
Anthony’s story “Rabbit in the Jungle” is available as e-book, paperback and audio-book:

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Audiobook “Rabbit in the Jungle” now available at Amazon

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