Allirea’s Realm: coffee and conversation with Joe Vercillo

All of the sacrifices they’ve made to give my brother and I a good life growing up
What would be your best achievement to date? Play lots of hockey, make music and perform once in a while, travel lots, and Netflix and HBO in my downtime. Never! Are you a good dresser? I went into it blind and was quite surprised that it had a picture of a rat on the cover. My fiancé, who (as you know) is an indie author, encouraged me to turn the story into a book, so I did. Joe Vercillo is a professional ice-hockey goalie, singer-songwriter, and actor from Toronto, Canada. haha
What were you like as a child?  
I was asked to beta Joe’s book without any idea what it was about. Is this your first book? Stumbling upon the love of his life, he journeyed down to Princeton, New Jersey, and found a dead mouse in a garage. Chill
Tell me the ONE character in your book that is the most like you. Do you hold grudges? The rest is history. How would your friends describe you, in one word? Pretty happy and adventurous, I loved playing outdoors with friends, biking around, building forts, the usual. What has been your most embarrassing moment? Drove almost 40 straight hours in a Uhaul, from southern Ontario to northern Alberta, to help a friend move. (This should be interesting since your book is about a rat)
Princeton is most like me. Glad you enjoyed it. Living my life the way I want to live it. If yes, what is your favorite, if not, what is your beverage of choice? What were your childhood dreams? The encouragement of my indie author fiancé! I used to have a fear of rats, but I’ve always been strangely fascinated by them, especially seeing them in New York City. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) I like to think so, but who knows. Haha! I have read your coming of age rat book (it was strangely fantastic), WHAT WERE YOU THINKING AND WHY A RAT???? I was on a first date at the beach and got crapped on by a seagull. Have you ever been banned from a public place? What do you do for leisure or entertainment? To play in the NHL! Yes
What made you decide that you could write a book? Are you a coffee drinker? But maybe more so back in my late 20s. When can we expect your next book? Rodents get a bad rep by the way! Hockey is life 😀
Who is your real-life hero?   You can only pick ONE, no cheating? Not so much. Brutal. Talk about being shocked. Great job, Joe, it was a fun read. To each their own. I came across a dead mouse in the garage last summer and made up a back story for why he was lying out in the open like that. No, but I’ve been ejected from places many times due to the antics of my best friend Joey. 😀
If you had a warning label, what would yours say? My parents
Why? Out of this entire interview, this will be the most important question. Handle with care: FRAGILE
Whats the craziest thing you’ve ever done for someone? Fall 2017
Get your copy of Joe’s book,   Age Six Racer, from Amazon US or Amazon UK. Can you set it up? I began to read and immediately got sucked into a coming of age of a rat. (Second City, concerts, sporting events, bars, weddings etc)
I need to get an interview with Joey. I am more of chai latte, hot chocolate, green tea person, though I do enjoy the odd espresso when I’m hanging with Italian relatives and friends! I would never have done it without her help and support.