Goodreads asked Joseph J. Gabriele:

How do you get inspired to write?

Joseph J. Gabriele Perhaps the greatest source of inspiration for what I write comes from what I observe. I often find myself captivated by the details of my surroundings—the colors, the shapes, the sounds, the scents, the textures and patterns—and, of course, the people—their expressions, their interactions, their mannerisms, what they say and what they don’t say, what they wear and what they don’t wear. . . . There are so many aspects of life that have captured my imagination and curiosity, and so many subjects—from literature and music to the visual arts and architecture—and all of them are sources of inspiration.

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