Joe Bovino

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Interview By: Tamazon

Date: July 02, 2012

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Current Release: Field Guide to Chicks of the United States

Describe your current release in two sentences?

"Field Guide to Chicks of the United States" is the first visual resource for American chickspotting. It offers comedic insights into the most distinctive field marks, vocalizations, behavioral tendencies, and mating patterns of women from 92 regional, ethnic, and other American subcultures (or “species”).

Please describe your writing environment.

I write best at home ... and do my best work late at night.

What are you working on?

I'm working on a series of short videos about each of the 92 chicks in my book. We're shooting the first two next week.

What do you feel blessed with?

The best family ever. Great friends - old and new. A sense of humor. And some God-given talent that won't be wasted.

What was your childhood ambition?

As a boy, I hoped to become a professional football player.

What is your favorite TV show?

Mad Men. Honorable mention: Breaking Bad, Archer, Entourage.

What career fields have you worked in?

health and fitness, international consulting, and law.

What are your plans for the summer? Any books you are looking forward to?

Book promotion, travel, and - of course - chickspotting. Next stop: Comic-Con 2012 in San Diego.

How was your road to publication?

First and foremost, I spent almost four years writing, rewriting, and conducting interviews in cafes, conference rooms, bars, and airports across the country about women from different regional, ethnic, and other American subcultures.

I reviewed every relevant published report, study, book, and online source of information that I could find on the subject. I joined and studied dating websites, which commonly require users to define their ethnicity, region, and mating preferences. And, last but not least, I dated women representing many of the species covered in the book, especially during my years in multi-cultural Los Angeles and Miami.

Some steps on the road to publication were more enjoyable than others.

If you could time travel, where would you travel to and why?

Philadelphia, 1787, for the Constitutional Convention. That would be cool.

Thanks for checking out my Field Guide to Chicks of the United States!

It's available now in softcover or hardcover on our website.

We'll be launching the eBook version and a Chickspotting mobile app later this month as well. So stay tuned.

See you in the field!