I’d like you to meet Antonio “Tony” DeLuca, whose story is featured in the novel Pesto and Potholes, releasing soon!
Tony, how do you feel about your story being told?
I think the book is really more Ren’s story than mine. I’m a little embarrassed to have my failures broadcast to the world like this, but Susan and Renata convinced me that God could use that struggle to help others. In the end it’s all good so I guess I can’t complain.
What do you hope will be the outcome of your story being shared in this way?
I hope men will be inspired to do several things. 1) Treat women with respect. It’s really worth it. 2) Seek accountability. Not a popular concept in our world right now but I don’t know where I would be without the godly men I’ve been meeting with regularly, and 3) Be involved in a good church.
Tell us about Renata.
Whoa. Where do I begin. She’s hot, she’s modest, she’s got a heart that is even more beautiful than her outward appearance because she loves Jesus. I’m so grateful God brought her into my life even though the beginning of our relationship is shadowed in pain.
Do you still battle ninjas?
I never battled them. It was all Renata. She’s amazing. Her compassion and her strength astound me.
What’s up next for you?
Stephanie gets her story told and I’m glad I made a new friend in Roberto. I admire their courage in sharing their journey. I was honored to be there for them both in the process.
Thank you, Tony, or taking the time out of your crazy schedule. One last question though. What’s your favorite song right now?
Anything Ren sings. *laughs* Okay, this is old school. But when I think of my relationship with Renata I think of “Everything I do (I do it for you)” by Bryan Adams. There are some spiritual themes in there although the metaphor is not complete. Love, sacrifice . . . it’s just like Jesus and us, but also the way our love for someone else should be. You can click below but you’ll have to go to YouTube to watch it there.
Thank you, Tony, or taking the time out of your crazy schedule.
No problem. Glad to help. I hope people enjoy the story. I’m kind of partial to the ending myself. *winks* Susan just told me that the release day might be pushed off for a little bit, but trust me, it will be worth the wait.
Very nifty interview! And only 25 days till your release? Hope you are getting excited!
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Release date is being pushed off and is now undetermined. Just issues beyond our total control but we want to make sure the book is really ready. Still, it is exciting getting closer to the finish line. In a few weeks I have an interview with Renata and Tony together . . . it was fun.