Over ten years ago, I was driving to my creative writing class at Pasadena City College when a song came on the radio. It was “Precious Things” by Tori Amos. To this day I have no idea how I finished that drive. The song put me completely on auto-pilot. In my head, there was suddenly a pretty,…

One year ago, I stepped up to the podium in the Arroyo Room at Brookside Golf Course in Pasadena, California and read the first page of One In A Million to a gathering full of my closest friends and family. I can still remember looking at everyone and thinking that I was the luckiest guy…

  In a little over three weeks, on Monday, September 18th, “Another One”, the newest book in The Millionth Series will be released. It is Book 1 of “The Parker Trilogy” and picks up four months after the ending of the “The Fasano Trilogy” (One In A Million, A Million to One and One Plus…

I was 13 years old, cruising through the library on a boring summer day when I picked up a book and read this opening line: “She came running through the rain shoeless, neon signs and traffic signals splintering in the liquid reflection beneath her flying feet.” The hook was set, so I read on: “She…

I don’t know when the world for me became a thing that was “felt” so much through music. But at some point, in my early teens, I became obsessed by it. That’s also, I realize now, the same time I began to write seriously. There was a synergy between lyrics and prose. Now, it’s nearly…

This past Christmas, one of my gifts was an old-school coffee percolator from my awesome sister-in-law. I had a feeling I’d be happy with it because I’m learning that the best things in life are worth waiting for, be it a first kiss or a simple cup of coffee. Yeah, I still get my nuclear-hot, caffeine-spiked…

I’m proud and humbled to announce that Blackstone Audio, one of the top companies in the audiobook industry, has optioned the rights to The Millionth Trilogy. The deal was cut last month, right as I boarded a plane for Pittsburgh to visit my family and just one day before the release of my newest novel,…

This Friday, March 17th (St. Patrick’s Day), my 4th novel, The Snow Globe, will release. Why St. Patrick’s Day? To honor my late mother, who was Irish and loved the day. She always wanted to remind me that even though I was half Italian, I still had a good chunk of The Isle in me.…

I hope this newsletter update finds you well. Before I begin, I wanted to share some exciting news with you: One In A Million has been chosen to be one of forty books being cross-promoted online this week on InstaFreebie in the Thriller/Mystery/Horror Category! All the books are FREE. So if you’re in the mood…