October 28, 2013

Valentino and Me

Here I am at the Museo di Valentino in my hometown of Castellaneta with Daniela, the museum secretary, both of us holding my novel in Italian, CIOTTOLI e BUCCE D'ARANCIA. A large photo of Valentino is behind us. The museum has movies, pho...See More
 — with Museo Valentino in Castellaneta, Puglia, Italy.

October 25, 2013

Point #5 How to Write a Compelling Novel

Point #5 Let the conflict of the book show its face early in the first two pages.

5th National Day of Writing

October 22nd was the 5th National Day of Writing. I was invited to speak at St. Joseph College, Patchogue branch during Common Hour today and the students present were very receptive and wonderfully attentive. It was a pleasure to talk about my book and about writing.