Dean Italiano is a Canadian writer, artist, musician, parent
With The Starving Queen, Dean is back in full form with a riveting novel about inner demons and personal evolution written from the point of view of someone who has battled his own share of inner demons. Packed full of scares, humility and raw emotion aplenty, Dean once again takes us on a journey which promises to leave us altered for the better having read it.
DB: As far as I’m concerned this is a book which could hold a candle to any of those being published by the big houses today. Can you walk us through the process of deciding to publish The Starving Queen on your own terms and the rewards and challenges that came with publishing under your own banner?
DB: The tale of The Starving Queen really hit home for me on several levels as I believe it will for many readers. Considering all that the Queen represents, was there anything that surprised you as far as what the book meant to you in the beginning compared to what it might have mean for you along the way or even now as you reflect back on it?
*This interview first appeared on Hell Notes.*