To keep things simple, I’ve compiled a few of your most frequently asked questions (FAQs). If you have a question that hasn’t been answered below, ask away.
When is your next book coming out?
I am forever working on new projects, so the very best way to keep tabs on my new releases is by signing up for my newsletter.
Will your work be available in audiobook format?
I’m in the process of recording as we speak, so it’s in the works. You will be able to find my audiobooks on Amazon and Audible.
How do you pronounce your last name?
It’s \mun·gəl\ (rhymes with “jungle”).
Hint: If you’re pronouncing it with any more than two syllables, you’ve made this task needlessly difficult on yourself.
Where did you grow up?
Primarily in Raleigh, North Carolina, but also a little bit on Long Island, NY.
Did you receive any formal education?
Yes, I earned a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where I studied English and Religious Studies (mostly semiotics). I also acted as an editor of our school’s literary magazine for a few years. Creative writing has always been an interest of mine, and my program helped me get into the habit of submitting my work for publication.
Where can I find your books in paperback?
Once I’ve published, check out IndieBound for the nearest independent bookstore to you and request a copy. If they don’t have it in stock, don’t fret. Most bookstores are happy to take requests.
If you’re the less patient sort, it will also be available online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
How can I get my favorite bookstore or library to carry your books?
I made it a point to make sure my books could be carried by local bookstores and libraries because they’re the lifeblood of the book industry. Thanks to Indie Reader’s new In-Store program, I can offer my books at a wholesale discount to bookstores and libraries very soon!
My book will also be included in their ordering catalogs for the next year, and they will also be able to order copies from distributors like Ingram, Gardners, Bertrams, and Baker & Taylor.
Who are your favorite authors?
A few that come to mind are Douglas Adams, Kurt Vonnegut, Aldous Huxley, Bill Bryson, Alan Moore, David Sedaris, Mary Roach, Dave Barry, Chuck Palaniuk, and Ray Bradbury.
When will you come to my city for a reading/signing?
Currently, I’m not on tour, but I am always happy to come out to bookstores and venues that invite me.
Who should I contact about buying printing rights, international rights, adapting or optioning your work?
For inquiries about attaining rights or permissions, you can contact me directly at omungal(at)gmail.com.